Assessment of distribution of heavy metals and activity level of 210Pb in biota from the northern coast of the Marmara Sea and Western Black Sea

Karabayir E., TAŞKIN Ö. S. , Simsek F. B. , AKSU A. , ÇAĞLAR N.

Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol.161, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 161
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111759
  • Title of Journal : Marine Pollution Bulletin


© 2020 Elsevier LtdIn this study, heavy metals (Cd, Co, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn, V) and 210Pb analyses have been performed in the marine biota (scaldfish, sea lettuce, crab). Samples were collected from 5 different parts of the Marmara Sea and Western Black Sea in January 2020. The results indicated that the highest Cu and Zn content was found in algae samples, but it was observed that heavy metal concentrations such as Co, Cu, Cd and V were generally low and under permissible limit. Also, 210Pb (radioactive isotope of Pb) activity levels were determined to vary from 23.20 Bq kg−1 to 52.67 Bq kg−1 dry weight. It was clearly seen that there was a linear correlation between the toxic and radioactive Pb when the obtained data were compared.