Persistent organochlorine pollutants in Korean offshore waters: Squid (Todarodes pacificus) as a biomonitor SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Persistent organochlorine pollutants in Korean offshore waters: Squid (Todarodes pacificus) as a biomonitor
Author(s)
Won, Jong Ho; Hong, Sang Hee; Shim, Won Joon; Yim, Un Hyuk; Kim, Gi Beum
KIOST Author(s)
Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)
Publication Year
2009-08
Abstract
Persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs) such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane and its metabolites (DDTs), chlordane compounds (CHLs), and hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) were determined in Japanese common squid collected from the offshore waters of Korea. Liver accumulated higher levels of contaminants than mantle. The sums of DDTs, PCBs, CHLs and HCHs in liver were in the ranges of 164-4430 ng g(-1), 95-1030 ng g(-1), 15-121 ng g(-1), and 13-98 ng g(-1) on a lipid weight basis, respectively. Among the POPs, DDTs showed distinct regional difference in concentration levels and composition between the western and eastern offshore of Korea. One of the highest concentrations of DDTs so far recorded in the western offshore of Korea, that is Yellow Sea. This implies ongoing fresh input of technical DDT to this regional sea. HCHs were relatively high in the Yellow Sea as well, with an enhanced signal of gamma-HCH indicating recent input of lindane. in contrast, CHLs showed higher level in the eastern offshore of Korea, that is East Sea, but KBs showed an even distribution in both regions. Squid could be a useful bio-indicator for monitoring offshore water contamination by POPs. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4273
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.05.002
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.58, no.8, pp.1238 - 1244, 2009
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
POLYCHLORINATED-BIPHENYLS; ORGANIC POLLUTANTS; COASTAL WATERS; CHEMICAL CONCENTRATIONS; DIPHENYL ETHERS; TEMPORAL TRENDS; MUSSEL WATCH; PESTICIDES; CONTAMINATION; RESIDUES
Keywords
Squid; Persistent organic pollutants; Offshore; Biomonitoring; Korea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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