Accession Number:

ADA099296

Title:

Mytilus Edulis as an Indicator of Trace Metal Pollution in Naval Dockyard Waters with Preliminary Results form Williamstown Naval Dockyard, Victoria,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Literature on the accumulation of trace metals by marine organisms suggest Mytilus edulis as a potential indicator of trace metal levels. A technique for trace metal determination in mussel tissue has been developed and used for the determination of Pb, Zn, Cu, Cd, Ni, Mn, Ag, Fe and Co in whole tissues and individual organs of mussels from Williamstown Naval Dockyard. From these results, the suitability of M. edulis as an indicator of trace metal pollution in dockyard waters has been assessed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE