Characteristics of heavy metals and benthic foraminifera on surface sediments in Masan Bay and Gadeog Channel, Korea SCOPUS KCI

Title
Characteristics of heavy metals and benthic foraminifera on surface sediments in Masan Bay and Gadeog Channel, Korea
Author(s)
Woo, H.J.; Cho, J.H.; Choi, J.U.
KIOST Author(s)
Woo, Han Jun(우한준)Cho, Jin Hyung(조진형)
Publication Year
2007
Abstract
Nine surface sediments from Masan Bay and Gadeog Channel were taken for grain size and geochemical and foraminiferal analyses in August 2002. The sediments consist of mud with 7.29-8.54 ø in mean grain size. Average concentrations of Al, Fe and Mn are higher in Gadeog Channel than those in Masan Bay. On the other hand, average concentrations of Pb, Cu, Zn, Cd, Cr, Ni and V are higher in Masan Bay than those in the channel The latter group of elements show the highest concentration at station M4, off the outfall of treated wastewater disposal. Eighty-one foraminiferal species are identified in total assemblages, including 21 species of living populations. The number of individuals, species number, species diversity and equitability in Masan Bay have lower values than those in Gadeog Channel. The foraminiferal fauna off the outfall is relatively poor. Compared to geochemical and foraminiferal data obtained in 1996, heavy metal are more enriched, and the characteristics of foraminifera are little changed. These features indicate that the pollution of Masan Bay has not been reduced.
ISSN
1598-141X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4774
DOI
10.4217/OPR.2007.29.3.233
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean and Polar Research, v.29, no.3, pp.233 - 244, 2007
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Subject
benthic foraminifera; deep-sea sediment; fauna; grain size; heavy metal; marine pollution; sediment chemistry; sediment pollution; Asia; Eurasia; Far East; Korea; Masan Bay; South Korea; South Kyongsang; Foraminifera
Keywords
Benthic foraminifera; Heavy metal; Masan Bay; Pollution indicator; Sediments
Type
Article
Language
Korean
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Related Researcher
Research Interests

Marine Geology,Marine Geochemistry,Marine Security and Safety Research,해양지질,해양지화학,해양방위

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