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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550951/geophysical-features-influence-the-accumulation-of-beach-debris-on-caribbean-islands
#1
Alexandra M Schmuck, Jennifer L Lavers, Silke Stuckenbrock, Paul B Sharp, Alexander L Bond
Anthropogenic beach debris was recorded during beach surveys of 24 Caribbean islands during April 2014-April 2016. Beach debris was classified according to material type (e.g., polystyrene) and item use (e.g., fishing). Geophysical features (substrate type, beach direction, and human accessibility) of sample sites were recorded in order to investigate their relationship with debris density. Results suggest the density of macro debris (items >5mm) is highest on uninhabited, sandy beaches facing a leeward direction...
May 24, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550950/levels-and-sources-of-heavy-metals-and-pahs-in-sediment-of-djibouti-city-republic-of-djibouti
#2
Moussa Mahdi Ahmed, Pierre Doumenq, Mohamed Osman Awaleh, Agung Dhamar Syakti, Laurence Asia, Serge Chiron
Selected heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined in marine sediment from 28 sites Djibouti city. The concentrations of trace elements varied from 0 to 288.1mg/kg with relative abundance of trace metals in sediments was in the order of Zn>Cu>Ni>Cr>Co>Pb>Cd. Zn, Cu and Ni exceeded consensus based sediment quality guideline values 7, 14, 15 sites respectively. Enrichment factor and pollution load index showed relatively low to moderate contamination. The concentrations of total 16 PAHs varied widely depending on the sample location and ranged from 2...
May 24, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550949/freshwater-lenses-as-ecological-and-population-sustenance-case-study-in-the-coastal-wetland-of-samboromb%C3%A3-n-bay-argentina
#3
Carolina Tanjal, Eleonora Carol, Sebastián Richiano, Lucía Santucci
Freshwater lenses associated to shell ridges and sand sheets exist on the coastal wetland of Samborombón Bay. As they constitute one of the most vulnerable aquifer systems, it is the aim of this study to determine the hydrogeochemical processes that condition the chemical quality of its groundwater and to assess their present and future capability as sustenance of native woods and local villagers. To achieve this, hydrogeomorphological field surveys were made and groundwater samples were taken. Results show that lenses have a mean thickness of 12m and its chemical quality depends on the dissolution of CO2(g) and carbonates, weathering of silicates and ion exchange...
May 24, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549615/surface-sediment-properties-and-heavy-metal-pollution-assessment-in-the-shallow-sea-wetland-of-the-liaodong-bay-china
#4
Jin Wang, Siyuan Ye, Edward A Laws, Hongming Yuan, Xigui Ding, Guangming Zhao
Liaodong Bay, a semi-enclosed bay located in northeastern China, is impacted by the discharges of five rivers. We analyzed 100 surface sediment samples from the Shallow Sea Wetland of Liaodong Bay for grain size and concentrations of organic carbon (Corg) and heavy metals. The ranges of the heavy metal concentrations were 2.32-17μg/g (As), 0.025-1.03μg/g (Cd), 18.9-131μg/g (Cr), 4.6-36.1μg/g (Cu), 0.012-0.29μg/g (Hg), 13.7-33.9μg/g (Pb), and 17.4-159μg/g (Zn). Pollution assessments revealed that some stations were moderately to highly polluted with As, Cd, and Hg...
May 23, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545865/induced-tolerance-in-situ-to-chronically-pah-exposed-ammonium-oxidizers
#5
J Fredrik Lindgren, Ida-Maja Hassellöv, Jenny Rattfelt Nyholm, Anders Östin, Ingela Dahllöf
Sediment was sampled in the vicinity of a long-term source of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) to evaluate whether tolerance can be induced in situ. Total PAH concentrations as well as the bioavailable PAHs were measured, and for nine PAHs the pore water concentration could be calculated. An induced tolerance in the ammonium oxidizing community was detected at the site with highest PAH concentration and tolerance was strongest, although not significantly, correlated to bioavailable alkylated PAHs. In addition, the tolerant microbial community showed a significant lower baseline capability for nitrification with an on average 35% reduction compared to the other sites...
May 22, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545864/reply-to-murray-et-al-2017
#6
LETTER
J J Walsh
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May 22, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545863/the-impact-of-dissolved-inorganic-nitrogen-and-phosphorous-on-responses-of-microbial-plankton-to-the-texas-city-y-oil-spill-in-galveston-bay-texas-usa
#7
Alicia K Williams, Hernando P Bacosa, Antonietta Quigg
Ongoing bioremediation research seeks to promote naturally occurring microbial polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) degradation during and after oil spill events. However, complex relationships among functionally different microbial groups, nutrients and PAHs remain unconstrained. We conducted a surface water survey and corresponding nutrient amendment bioassays following the Texas City "Y" oil spill in Galveston Bay, Texas. Resident microbial groups, defined as either heterotrophic or autotrophic were enumerated by flow cytometry...
May 22, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535958/dispersal-and-assimilation-of-an-aquaculture-waste-subsidy-in-a-low-productivity-coastal-environment
#8
C A White, P D Nichols, D J Ross, T Dempster
To understand dispersal and assimilation of aquaculture waste subsidies in a naturally low-productivity environment, we applied a novel, rapid transmethylation technique to analyse sediment and biota fatty acid composition. This technique was initially validated at Atlantic salmon farms in Macquarie Harbour, Australia, where sediments were collected at farm and control locations. Subsequently, sediment, benthic polychaete and zooplankton were sampled at sites 0, 50, 250, 500 and 1000m distant from multiple cages...
May 20, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535957/improving-oil-classification-quality-from-oil-spill-fingerprint-beyond-six-sigma-approach
#9
Hafizan Juahir, Azimah Ismail, Saiful Bahri Mohamed, Mohd Ekhwan Toriman, Azlina Md Kassim, Sharifuddin Md Zain, Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad, Wong Kok Wah, Munirah Abdul Zali, Ananthy Retnam, Mohd Zaki Mohd Taib, Mazlin Mokhtar
This study involves the use of quality engineering in oil spill classification based on oil spill fingerprinting from GC-FID and GC-MS employing the six-sigma approach. The oil spills are recovered from various water areas of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah (East Malaysia). The study approach used six sigma methodologies that effectively serve as the problem solving in oil classification extracted from the complex mixtures of oil spilled dataset. The analysis of six sigma link with the quality engineering improved the organizational performance to achieve its objectivity of the environmental forensics...
May 20, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532904/cr-in-dredged-marine-sediments-anthropogenic-enrichment-bioavailability-and-potential-adverse-effects
#10
Fabienne Baraud, Lydia Leleyter, Mélanie Lemoine, Hakim Hamdoun
This study focuses on chromium detected in 13 harbor sediments dredged across the English Channel. The total concentrations of Cr range from 5 to 61mgkg(-1), which reveal no or low enrichment for 12 of the 13 samples, according the enrichment factor (EF) calculations. Sequential extraction procedure was applied to determine the mineralogical speciation of Cr, in order to assess its potential (re)mobilization to the aquatic environment. Cr is mainly associated to the residual fraction, then distributed in the oxydizable and reducible fractions...
May 19, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532903/trace-metal-pollution-assessment-in-the-surface-sediments-of-nearshore-area-off-calicut-southwest-coast-of-india
#11
Reji Srinivas, R Shynu, M K Sreeraj, K K Ramachandran
Metal concentrations (Al, Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, and Pb), grain size, and total organic carbon content in 29 surface sediment samples from the nearshore area off Calicut were analyzed to determine their distribution and pollution status. Surface sediments were dominantly silts with low percentage of clay and sand at nearshore and offshore areas. The mean metal concentrations were in the following order: Cr>Ni>Zn>Pb>Cu. The enrichment factor and geo-accumulation index of metals suggest that the surface sediments were not polluted by Zn and moderately polluted by Cu and Ni...
May 19, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527742/bio-monitoring-of-metal-impact-on-metallothioneins-levels-in-the-gastropod-phorcus-turbinatus-born-1778-in-the-northeastern-and-the-eastern-coasts-of-tunisia
#12
Wafa Boulajfene, Evangelia Strogyloudi, Catsiki Vassiliki-Angelique, Ammar El Mlayah, Sabiha Tlig-Zouari
This work is an evaluation of metal contamination degree in Phorcus turbinatus and a monitoring of metals impact on metallothioneins functioning. The gastropod was sampled from six stations along the northeastern and eastern coasts of Tunisia during four seasons (2014-2015). Our results suggested that sedimentological metallic contents (Copper, Zinc and Cadmium) vary significantly depending on stations and not significantly according to seasons except for copper. Nevertheless, differences were no significant between stations and significant between seasons as for ambient factors, metallic intrinsic contents and metallothioneins rates...
May 18, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527744/abundance-and-composition-of-near-surface-microplastics-and-plastic-debris-in-the-stockholm-archipelago-baltic-sea
#13
Berit Gewert, Martin Ogonowski, Andreas Barth, Matthew MacLeod
We collected plastic debris in the Stockholm Archipelago using a manta trawl, and additionally along a transect in the Baltic Sea from the island of Gotland to Stockholm in a citizen science study. The samples were concentrated by filtration and organic material was digested using hydrogen peroxide. Suspected plastic material was isolated by visual sorting and 59 of these were selected to be characterized with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Polypropylene and polyethylene were the most abundant plastics identified among the samples (53% and 24% respectively)...
May 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527743/distribution-and-sources-of-organic-carbon-nitrogen-and-their-isotopes-in-surface-sediments-from-the-largest-mariculture-zone-of-the-eastern-guangdong-coast-south-china
#14
Yang-Guang Gu, Jun Ouyang, Jia-Jia Ning, Zeng-Huan Wang
China is the world's largest mariculture producer. However, there is limited detailed information on organic matter distribution generated by mariculture in China. This study assessed the total organic carbon (TOC), total nitrogen (TN), and isotopic composition (δ(13)C and δ(15)N) in surface sediments from Zhelin Bay in South China. TOC, TN, δ(13)C and δ(15)N ranged from 0.46-1.23%, 0.08-0.20%, -22.07 to -21.13‰ and 5.28-7.14‰, respectively, and followed similar spatial patterns. The C/N ratio coupled with isotopic composition (δ(13)C and δ(15)N), indicates that the TOC originated from both terrestrial and marine sources...
May 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526200/nickel-and-ocean-warming-affect-scleractinian-coral-growth
#15
T Biscéré, A Lorrain, R Rodolfo-Metalpa, A Gilbert, A Wright, C Devissi, C Peignon, R Farman, E Duvieilbourg, C Payri, F Houlbrèque
The sensitivity of corals and their Symbiodinium to warming has been extensively documented; however very few studies considered that anthropogenic inputs such as metal pollution have already an impact on many fringing reefs. Thus, today, nickel releases are common in coastal ecosystems. In this study, two major reef-building species Acropora muricata and Pocillopora damicornis were exposed in situ to ambient and moderate nickel concentrations on a short-term period (1h) using benthic chamber experiments. Simultaneously, we tested in laboratory conditions the combined effects of a chronic exposure (8weeks) to moderate nickel concentrations and ocean warming on A...
May 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526198/anthropogenic-contamination-of-portuguese-coastal-waters-during-the-bathing-season-assessment-using-caffeine-as-a-chemical-marker
#16
Paula Paíga, Cristina Delerue-Matos
Bathing water quality standards are based on international standards and legislations. However, in Europe, only the microbiological parameters are to be accomplished. Recent research has focused on chemical indicators that can determine human fecal contaminants in water. Therefore, the suitability of caffeine as a chemical marker of seawater pollution in the north Portuguese coastal area in the Atlantic Ocean during the bathing season was assessed in this study. The quality of water from the coasts of five cities was monitored...
May 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526199/impacts-of-metal-contamination-and-eutrophication-on-dinoflagellate-cyst-assemblages-along-the-guangdong-coast-of-southern-china
#17
Xinxin Lu, Zhaohui Wang, Xin Guo, Yangguang Gu, Weibiao Liang, Lei Liu
Fifty-one surface sediment samples were collected from eleven sea areas along the Guangdong coast in southern China. Biogenic elements, metals and dinoflagellate cysts were analyzed. Twenty-one cyst taxa in 12 genera were identified. The cyst concentrations ranged between 14 and 250 cysts/g, with an average of 69 cysts/g. The low cyst production was caused by coarse sediments, high sedimentation rates, and high anthropogenic disturbances. Biogenic elements were comparable with those reported. However, the metal concentrations were far lower than the sediment quality guidelines...
May 16, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526197/towards-a-quantitative-indicator-of-feather-disruption-following-the-cleansing-of-oiled-birds
#18
Stephen W Bigger, Lawrence N Ngeh, Peter Dann, John D Orbell
A computer-based imaging method for determining feather microstructure coherency following a cleansing treatment, was developed, calibrated and trialled on Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhyhchos) feathers. The feathers were initially contaminated with a light crude oil and then cleansed by either detergent (Deacon 90) treatment or, alternatively, by magnetic particle technology (MPT) using iron powder. The imaging method provides a single quantitative parameter for the coherence of feather microstructure and the results confirm that MPT treatment imparts less disruption to the feather microstructure than detergent treatment...
May 16, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526196/use-of-a-numerical-simulation-approach-to-improve-the-estimation-of-air-water-exchange-fluxes-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-a-coastal-zone
#19
I-Chien Lai, Chon-Lin Lee, Fung-Chi Ko, Ju-Chieh Lin, Hu-Ching Huang, Ruei-Feng Shiu
The air-water exchange is important for determining the transport, fate, and chemical loading of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the atmosphere and in aquatic systems. Investigations of PAH air-water exchange are mostly based on observational data obtained using complicated field sampling processes. This study proposes a new approach to improve the estimation of long-term PAH air-water exchange fluxes by using a multivariate regression model to simulate hourly gaseous PAH concentrations. Model performance analysis and the benefits from this approach indicate its effectiveness at improving the flux estimations and at decreasing the field sampling difficulty...
May 16, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521936/trace-element-concentrations-in-the-apex-predator-swordfish-xiphias-gladius-from-a-mediterranean-fishery-and-risk-assessment-for-consumers
#20
S Gobert, V Pasqualini, J Dijoux, P Lejeune, E D H Durieux, M Marengo
Swordfish (Xiphias gladius L., 1758) is an apex predator, highly migratory meso-pelagic fish widely distributed in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean. As top predators, this fish may be the end reservoir of the bioaccumulation of trace elements in a food chain because they occupy higher trophic levels and are an important food source, causing them to be potentially hazardous to consume. This study aims to investigate the concentration of 18 trace elements of Swordfish, caught in the Mediterranean Sea and to discuss human exposure risks...
May 15, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
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