Cement and oil refining industries as the predominant sources of trace metal pollution in the Red Sea: A systematic study of element concentrations in the Red Sea zooplankton.

Chunzhi Cai, Reny Palliparambil Devassy, Mohsen M El-Sherbiny, Susana Agusti

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Abstract

The Red Sea is exposed to metals from a large variety of natural and anthropogenic sources. In this study, we analyzed 19 common element concentrations in 14 Red Sea zooplankton samples using inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). The average metal or metalloid concentrations of the Red Sea zooplankton were: Ca > Sr > Fe > Al > Zn > As > Cu > Mn > Cr > Mo > Ni > Pb > Cd. The As, Ca, and Cu concentrations significantly increased with increasing latitude, while Cd concentrations decreased (p 
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113221
JournalMarine pollution bulletin
Volume174
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Pollution
  • Aquatic Science

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