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Title: Environmental Factors Influencing Metal Concentrations in Scomber colias Along the Canary Islands
Authors: Lozano Bilbao, Enrique 
Jurado Ruzafa, Alba
Lorenzo Nespereira, José María 
González Perez, Jose Antonio 
Hardisson, Arturo
González Weller, Dailos
Paz, Soraya
Rubio, Carmen
Gutiérrez, Ángel J.
UNESCO Clasification: 230318 Metales
330811 Control de la contaminación del agua
251001 Oceanografía biológica
Keywords: Anthropogenic
Trace Elements
Issue Date: 2024
Journal: Biological Trace Element Research 
Abstract: A total of 140 specimens of Scomber colias were collected from the Canary archipelago waters during the first semester of 2021, with 20 samples from each of the seven main islands. After analyzing the concentrations of metals (Al, Zn, Cd, Pb, Fe, and Cu) with ICP-OES, significant variations were observed among islands, with specimens from Tenerife and Gran Canaria containing higher levels of Al, Cd, and Pb, while those from Lanzarote and Fuerteventura had elevated levels of Zn, Fe, and Cu. These differences are probably related to greater anthropogenic activity around Tenerife and Gran Canaria coasts, leading to higher pollution levels, and the influence of Saharan dust and African upwelling on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, enriching the waters with nutrients. Specific management strategies to mitigate marine pollution and continuous monitoring are crucial to safeguard marine ecosystems and to ensure food security.
ISSN: 1559-0720
DOI: 10.1007/s12011-024-04250-0
Source: Biological Trace Element Research[ISSN 0163-4984], (Enero 2024)
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