Heavy metal pollution monitoring at King Sejong Station, King George Island, Antarctica SCOPUS KCI

Title
Heavy metal pollution monitoring at King Sejong Station, King George Island, Antarctica
Author(s)
Ahn, I.-Y.; Choi, H.J.; Kim, K.-W.
Publication Year
2003
Abstract
The coastal environment of King George Island is potentially subject to contamination by pollutants arising from station operations, such as emissions from fossil fuel burning, oil spills, waste disposal, etc. As a preparatory step to assess such impacts on the marine environment and living organisms of this island, two molluscan species (the bivalve Laternula elliptica and the gastropod Nacella concinna) were selected as biomonitors for metal pollution monitoring, and their baseline levels have been investigated for the past several years at King Sejong Station. In this review, variability of the baseline levels is discussed in relation to body size, tissue type, and sex. Natural elevations of some metals are also discussed with respect to the environmental characteristics of this region.
ISSN
1598-141X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/5587
DOI
10.4217/OPR.2003.25.4.645
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean and Polar Research, v.25, no.4, pp.645 - 652, 2003
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Subject
biomonitoring; heavy metal; marine pollution; mollusc; Antarctica; King George Island; South Shetland Islands; Bivalvia; Bivalvia; Gastropoda; Gastropoda; Laternula; Laternula elliptica; Laternula elliptica; Mollusca; Nacella; Nacella concinna; Nacella concinna; Nacellidae; Nacellidae; Pholadomyida; Pholadomyoida
Keywords
Antarctica; King George Island; Laternula elliptica; Metal pollution monitoring; Nacella concinna
Type
Article
Language
Korean
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
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