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Title: Invertebrate shells as pollution bio-indicators, Gebel El-Zeit area, Gulf of Suez,Egypt
Authors: Youssef, Mohamed
El-Sorogy, Abdelbaset
El-Sabrouty, Mohamed
Al-Otaibi, Naif
Keywords: Pelecypod;Gastropod;Heavy metals;Pleistocene;Recent;Gulf of Suez
Issue Date: Aug-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Sixteen well preserved Pelecypod and gastropod shells were analyzed for their Mn, Ni, Co, Cu, Zn and Pb content. Eight shells are belonging to the Pleistocene of Gebel El-Zeit and eight recent shells were collected from El-Zeit Bay. Average metal accumulation levels in Pleistocene shell of the study area is in the following order Mn< Ni < Cu < Co < Zn < Pb, while in the Recent shell are in the following order Mn< Ni < Co < Zn < Cu < Pb. This is due to the human activities such as: shipping, the oil pollution resulted from the oil industries, where Gabal El Zeit area is one of the important areas of oil exploration in Egypt. Natural sources of heavy metals include: terrigenous inputs from wadis during flash floods that transport terrestrial material into the sea.
Page(s): 1465-1474
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.43(08) [August 2014]

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