Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in sea turtles from the west coast of India

Rajagopalan, M and Kannan, P and Venkatesan, S (2004) Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in sea turtles from the west coast of India. In: Proceedings of Ocean Life Food and Medicine Expo, 27-29 February 2004, Chennai.

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Abstract

Sea turtles are widely distributed in the tropical, sub-tropical and temperate waters. Recent reports have indicated that their populations are threatened by the problem of marine pollution . (Stroelli et al., 1998). Heavy metals are one of the major pollutants and have the nature to concentrate in the tissues of animals and their concentrations vary according to biological process such as age, sex, reproduction and migration

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bioaccumulation; heavy metals; sea turtles; west coast of India
Subjects:Marine Environment > Marine Pollution
Marine turtle
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:7764
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:25 Feb 2011 16:45
Last Modified:26 Dec 2013 12:57

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