Bioaccumulation of mercury and other trace elements in bottom-dwelling omnivorous fishes: The case of Diplodus sargus (L.) (Osteichthyes: Sparidae).


:The presence of toxic elements in fish represents a hazard for human health, especially in Mediterranean countries and other regions with high per-capita fish consumption. The present research, carried out along the northern Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean), aimed to determine the levels of trace metals and arsenic in the muscle of white seabream Diplodus sargus (L.), a common demersal species of growing interest for fisheries and aquaculture. Average mercury concentrations widely exceeded the limits imposed by EU despite the low contamination levels previously reported for the study area, stressing the potential risk associated to the consumption of medium-sized, non-predatory fishes. The other analyzed elements fell within the recommended limits. Preliminary results about the feeding habits of D. sargus are reported, in order to determine feeding habitat and items of the analyzed specimens.


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Merciai R,Rodríguez-Prieto C,Torres J,Casadevall M




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  • Persistent organic pollutants in marine biota of São Pedro and São Paulo Archipelago, Brazil.

    abstract::Remote islands, such as the São Pedro and São Paulo Archipelago (SPSPA), Brazil, are pristine areas. However, these locations are not exempt from the arrival of anthropogenic agents, such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The present study aimed to determine the occurrence and distribution of POPs in the marine...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dias PS,Cipro CV,Taniguchi S,Montone RC

    更新日期:2013-09-15 00:00:00

  • Effects of H2S injection on the CO2-brine-sandstone interaction under 21MPa and 70°C.

    abstract::In this study, laboratory experiments were conducted to investigate the influences of H2S injection on the capacity of CO2's solubility trapping and mineral trapping. Results demonstrated that the preferential dissolution of H2S gas into brine (compared with pure CO2) resulted in the decrease of pH, consequently inhib...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li C,Zhang F,Lyu C,Hao J,Song J,Zhang S

    更新日期:2016-05-15 00:00:00

  • Does ecological energetics lead to trophic competition in juvenile fish? A case study from the Vistula Lagoon (southern Baltic Sea).

    abstract::Production, respiration, egestion of faeces and excretion of ammonia were measured in competing early developmental stages of fish species (herring, smelt, perch and stickleback) to calculate their daily energy (food) requirements in the Vistula Lagoon, southern Baltic Sea. The highest consumption (per capita and per ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Maciejewska K,Opaliński KW

    更新日期:2010-01-01 00:00:00

  • The effect of sand composition on the degradation of buried oil.

    abstract::The potential effects of the mineralogical composition of sediment on the degradation of oil buried on sandy beaches were investigated. Toward that purpose, a laboratory experiment was carried out with sandy sediment collected along NW Iberian Peninsula beaches, tar-balls from the Prestige oil spill (NW Spain) and sea...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fernández-Fernández S,Bernabeu AM,Rey D,Mucha AP,Almeida CMR,Bouchette F

    更新日期:2014-09-15 00:00:00

  • Variables affecting the plankton network in Mediterranean ports.

    abstract::Attention on port waters is increasing since these economically important infrastructures are embedded in the coastal environment and their management needs to be considered in the monitoring programmes of coastal ecosystems. To implement the sustainable development (blue growth) of port areas, a general knowledge on ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rossano C,Milstein A,Nuccio C,Tamburini E,Scapini F

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Tracking contaminants in seabirds of Arctic Canada: temporal and spatial insights.

    abstract::Levels and trends of persistent organic pollutants and trace elements in seabirds breeding in the vast Canadian Arctic have been monitored since 1975. Data from this monitoring have indicated both spatial and temporal variation across the region, attributable in part to differences in species' diets, differences in re...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Mallory ML,Braune BM

    更新日期:2012-07-01 00:00:00

  • Impact of urban and industrial effluents on the coastal marine environment in Oran, Algeria.

    abstract::In Algeria most of the urban waste water is dumped without treatment into the Sea. It is tremendously important to assess the consequences of organic matter rich sewage on marine ecosystem. In this study we investigated the effects of industrial and urban sewage on the dissolved oxygen (O2), chemical oxygen demand (CO...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tayeb A,Chellali MR,Hamou A,Debbah S

    更新日期:2015-09-15 00:00:00

  • Water concentrations of PAH, PCB and OCP by using semipermeable membrane devices and sediments.

    abstract::Water concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were estimated from semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs) and from sediment pollutant concentrations. SPMDs were deployed in the Istanbul Strait and Marmara Sea and retrieved after 7 ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Karacık B,Okay OS,Henkelmann B,Pfister G,Schramm KW

    更新日期:2013-05-15 00:00:00

  • Differential biomagnification of PCB, PBDE, Hg and Radiocesium in the food web of the European hake from the NW Mediterranean.

    abstract::Consumption of marine organisms represents one of the main exposure sources of contaminants for human populations. To obtain a global view of the contamination in commercial fish in the NW Mediterranean Sea, we analysed four types of priority contaminants (PCBs, PBDEs, Hg and (137)Cs) in the European hake, Merluccius ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Harmelin-Vivien M,Bodiguel X,Charmasson S,Loizeau V,Mellon-Duval C,Tronczyński J,Cossa D

    更新日期:2012-05-01 00:00:00

  • Investigation of OMA formation and the effect of minerals.

    abstract::Oil-mineral-aggregates (OMA) have been shown to be effective in oil spills cleanup. Experimental work was carried out to study the effects of physical-chemical properties of natural minerals and chemically modified minerals on OMA formation and oil removal. The results showed that the hydrophobicity, particle sizes an...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang H,Khatibi M,Zheng Y,Lee K,Li Z,Mullin JV

    更新日期:2010-09-01 00:00:00

  • Microplastic ingestion cause intestinal lesions in the intertidal fish Girella laevifrons.

    abstract::We exposed juvenile intertidal fish to different amounts of Poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) microplastics in their diet. We fed ten individuals with pellets containing 0.01 g, another ten fish with pellets containing 0.1 g of PS, and ten fish without plastic as control. After 45 days of treatment, the whole intestine ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ahrendt C,Perez-Venegas DJ,Urbina M,Gonzalez C,Echeveste P,Aldana M,Pulgar J,Galbán-Malagón C

    更新日期:2020-02-01 00:00:00

  • Indices for the assessment of environmental pollution of the Baltic Sea coasts: integrated assessment of a multi-biomarker approach.

    abstract::Two mathematical methods to assess the "health status" of flounder (Platichthys flesus), eelpout (Zoarces viviparus) and blue mussel (Mytilus spp.) populations of the Baltic Sea were applied on selected biomarker data collected during the EU project "BEEP" (Biological Effects of Environmental Pollution on Marine Coast...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Broeg K,Lehtonen KK

    更新日期:2006-01-01 00:00:00

  • Vertical profiles and contamination assessments of heavy metals in sediment cores from typical intertidal zones in northern China.

    abstract::The concentrations of 7 heavy metals (Cu, Pb, Zn, Cr, Cd, As and Hg) were analysed in 12 sediment cores collected from 6 typical intertidal zones in northern China. The data reveal that the environmental quality of the northern Chinese intertidal environment has gradually improved and that the concentrations of Cu, Pb...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhuang H,Gao M,Yan C,Cao Y,Zhang J

    更新日期:2020-10-01 00:00:00

  • Assessing metal toxicity in sediments using the equilibrium partitioning model and empirical sediment quality guidelines: a case study in the nearshore zone of the Bohai Sea, China.

    abstract::Surface sediments were collected from five nearshore (wastewater discharges, aquaculture facilities and a seaport) sites in Bohai Bay and Laizhou Bay, China. The equilibrium partitioning (EqP) model and empirical sediment quality guidelines (SQGs) were applied to assess the potential metal toxicity in the collected se...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li L,Wang X,Liu J,Shi X,Ma D

    更新日期:2014-08-15 00:00:00

  • Human norovirus detection in bivalve shellfish in Brazil and evaluation of viral infectivity using PMA treatment.

    abstract::Noroviruses are the most common cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in humans and bivalve shellfish consumption is a recognized route of infection. Our aim was to detect and characterize norovirus in bivalves from a coastal city of Brazil. Nucleic acid was extracted from the bivalve's digestive tissue concentrates usin...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sarmento SK,Guerra CR,Malta FC,Coutinho R,Miagostovich MP,Fumian TM

    更新日期:2020-08-01 00:00:00

  • Trace element and stable isotope analysis of fourteen species of marine invertebrates from the Bay of Fundy, Canada.

    abstract::The Bay of Fundy, Canada, is a macrotidal bay with a highly productive intertidal zone, hosting a large abundance and diversity of marine invertebrates. We analysed trace element concentrations and stable isotopic values of δ(15)N and δ(13)C in 14 species of benthic marine invertebrates from the Bay of Fundy's interti...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: English MD,Robertson GJ,Mallory ML

    更新日期:2015-12-15 00:00:00

  • Microanalysis of metals in barbs of a snow petrel (Pagodroma Nivea) from the Antarctica using synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence.

    abstract::For the first time synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence (SR-XRF) microanalysis was performed throughout the total length of 4 single barbs from the primaries and secondaries of a snow petrel (Pagodroma Nivea) collected in the Antarctica. Thirteen elements (S, Mg, K, Ca, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se, Sr, Ba, Hg and Pb) were ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Xie Z,Zhang P,Sun L,Xu S,Huang Y,He W

    更新日期:2008-03-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluating the impact of sewage discharges on the marine environment with a lightweight AUV.

    abstract::Environmental studies that use small Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) can survey wider and deeper areas, compared to traditional methods, at a reasonable cost. Thanks to the precise vehicle navigation systems, the data collected can be accurately geolocalized. Besides, lightweight vehicles can be deployed from th...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bonin-Font F,Lalucat J,Oliver-Codina G,Massot-Campos M,Font EG,Carrasco PLN

    更新日期:2018-10-01 00:00:00

  • Microbial community dynamics and biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in polluted marine sediments in Hong Kong.

    abstract::Dynamics of microbial community and biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in polluted marine sediments, artificially spiked with a mixture of PAHs (fluorene, phenanthrene, fluoranthene and pyrene), were examined for a period of 60 days. Microbial communities were characterised by bacterial counts, ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang YF,Tam NF

    更新日期:2011-01-01 00:00:00

  • Sulphate reduction in the sediment of the Venice canals (Italy).

    abstract::The sulphur cycle in the sediment of the Venice canal network was investigated by considering the sulphate reduction rate (SRR) and the distribution of sulphur compounds, in both pore water and sediment. Sulphate reduction (SR) is the main process in the metabolism of the organic matter supplied to the network by untr...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zaggia L,Rosso J,Zonta R

    更新日期:2007-01-01 00:00:00

  • Differing responses of the estuarine bivalve Limecola balthica to lowered water pH caused by potential CO2 leaks from a sub-seabed storage site in the Baltic Sea: An experimental study.

    abstract::Sub-Seabed CCS is regarded as a key technology for the reduction of CO2 emissions, but little is known about the mechanisms through which leakages from storage sites impact benthic species. In this study, the biological responses of the infaunal bivalve Limecola balthica to CO2-induced seawater acidification (pH7.7, 7...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sokołowski A,Brulińska D,Mirny Z,Burska D,Pryputniewicz-Flis D

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

  • Baseline radionuclide concentration in selected marine organisms around the coastal areas of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, west coast of Maharashtra, India.

    abstract::The present work deals with assessment of baseline radionuclide concentration in marine organisms around selected coasts of Maharashtra, India. This baseline study highlights concentrations of natural and fallout radionuclides in finfish and shellfish species found in the surrounding seawater. Water and fish samples w...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Khot M,Sivaperumal P,Jadhav N,Chinnaesakki S,Bara SV,Pazhayath M R,Chakraborty SK,Pawase A,Jaiswar AK

    更新日期:2018-10-01 00:00:00

  • Sex-dependent telomere shortening, telomerase activity and oxidative damage in marine medaka Oryzias melastigma during aging.

    abstract::Marine medaka Oryzias melastigma at 4months (young), 8months (middle-aged) and 12months old (senior) were employed to determine age-associated change of sex ratios, sex hormones, telomere length (TL), telomerase activity (TA), telomerase transcription (omTERT) and oxidative damage in the liver. Overall, O. melastigma ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yip BW,Mok HO,Peterson DR,Wan MT,Taniguchi Y,Ge W,Au DW

    更新日期:2017-11-30 00:00:00

  • Distribution and enrichment of trace metals in marine sediments from the Eastern Equatorial Atlantic, off the Coast of Ghana in the Gulf of Guinea.

    abstract::We present results of a preliminary geochemical assessment of Cd, Pb, V, As, Ni, Cu, Zn, Mg, Al, K, Ca, and Fe in marine sediments from the Eastern Equatorial Atlantic, off the Coast of Ghana. Samples were taken along 4 regions G1, G2, G3 and G4 at approximately 25m, 100m, and 250m, 500m and 1000m depths. Elemental co...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mahu E,Nyarko E,Hulme S,Coale KH

    更新日期:2015-09-15 00:00:00

  • The benthic fluxes of nutrients and the potential influences of sediment on the eutrophication in Daya Bay, South China.

    abstract::Nutrient concentrations in porewater and their benthic fluxes were investigated in Daya Bay, South China, to study the accumulation and transfer of nutrients at sediment-water interface, as well as the impact of human activities on nutrients. The contributions of sediment to nutrients in water column and the potential...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang L,Xiong L,Zhang J,Jiang Z,Zhao C,Wu Y,Liu S,Huang X

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • Temporal evolution of the environmental quality of the Vallona Lagoon (Northern Mediterranean, Adriatic Sea).

    abstract::Guidance Document 25/2010, suggests sediment and biota are the most suitable matrices for the trend monitoring purpose, because they integrate the pollution over time and space. So, from 2005 to 2014, the sediment and biota concentrations of heavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Ni, Pb) were analysed in the Vallona Lagoon (no...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Maggi C,Berducci MT,Di Lorenzo B,Dattolo M,Cozzolino A,Mariotti S,Fabrizi V,Spaziani R,Virno Lamberti C

    更新日期:2017-12-15 00:00:00

  • Impacts of anthropogenic forcing on source variability of sedimentary organic matter in the Yellow River estuary over the past 60 years.

    abstract::To evaluate changes in the source of sedimentary organic matter (OM) in the Yellow River estuary, a sediment core collected in eastern Laizhou Bay was analyzed for total organic carbon (TOC), stable carbon isotopes of TOC, and biomarkers. The results showed a decreasing trend in terrestrial OM (TOM), but an increasing...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Xiao R,Wu X,Du J,Deng B,Xing L

    更新日期:2020-02-01 00:00:00

  • Levels and spatial distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediments from Lenga Estuary, central Chile.

    abstract::The Lenga Estuary is a small brackish wetland located southwest of San Vicente Bay, Region VIII, Chile. Surface sediment from nine sites in the estuary were analysed for PAHs and compared to Sediment Quality Guidelines (SQG). Sediment samples were freeze dried and soxhlet extracted for 16 h using DCM. Identification a...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pozo K,Perra G,Menchi V,Urrutia R,Parra O,Rudolph A,Focardi S

    更新日期:2011-07-01 00:00:00

  • MODELPlastics workshop - Modelling Ocean Plastic Litter in a Changing Climate: Gaps and future directions.

    abstract::Here we summarize the overarching issues that emerged from a workshop held to discuss scientific challenges and future directions on the use of numerical models to predict the amount, distribution and effects of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems. The need for multi-disciplinary approaches, standardized protocols ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Martins I,Bessa F,Gonçalves AMM,Gago J,Libralato S

    更新日期:2019-09-01 00:00:00

  • Distribution of heavy metals in seafloor sediments on the East China Sea inner shelf: Seasonal variations and typhoon impact.

    abstract::Based on concentrations and distributions of heavy metals, grain size and loss on ignition (LOI) in the seafloor sediments acquired during three surveys in winter and in summer (before and after typhoon Morakot) in the mud deposition center off the Fujian-Zhejiang coast, East China Sea, the seasonal and typhoon-induce...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li Y,Lin Y,Wang L

    更新日期:2018-04-01 00:00:00