Concentration of metals in fishes from Thane and Bassein creeks of Bombay, India

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dc.contributor.author Krishnamurti, A.J.
dc.contributor.author Nair, V.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-10T10:08:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-10T10:08:19Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol.28; 39-44p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1744
dc.description.abstract Concentration of Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb and Ni in different tissues of 10 species of fishes from Thane and Bassein creeks were estimated for a period of 15 months. The trend in bioaccumulation indicated that irrespective of species Cu and Zn contributed 42-58% to the total metals accumulated. Maximum concentration of all metals was found either in liver or in alimentary canal with lowest level in muscle tissue. Though metal accumulation was found to be species specific maximum concentrations were found in bottom feeders, compared to plankton feeders and other pelagic carnivores. In general, fish from Bassein creek showed higher concentration of metals than those colected from Thane creek. As Thane-Bassein creek system experiences stress due to anthropogenic waste input the present baseline data can be used for future monitoring and comparison of the ecosystem.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi
dc.rights Copyright [1999]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject pollution monitoring
dc.subject bioaccumulation
dc.subject copper
dc.subject zinc
dc.subject cadmium
dc.subject nickel
dc.title Concentration of metals in fishes from Thane and Bassein creeks of Bombay, India
dc.type Journal Article


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