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Title: Study of metals concentration levels in Patella piperata throughout the Canary Islands, Spain
Authors: Bergasa, Oscar 
Ramírez Cañada,Rubén 
Collado, Cayetano 
Hernández-Brito, J. Joaquín 
Gelado-Caballero, María Dolores 
Rodríguez-Somozas, María
Haroun, Ricardo J. 
UNESCO Clasification: 2391 Química ambiental
330811 Control de la contaminación del agua
Keywords: Heavy metals
Biomonitor
Patella piperata
Canary Islands
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: 0167-6369
Journal: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 
Abstract: In order to assess the extent of metal contamination at rocky shores of the Canarian Archipelago, metal concentrations have been measured in Patella piperata (Gould, 1846), using the standard atomic absorption spectrophotometer technique. Ranges of elements concentrations measured (in μg g−1) found in the biota were: Cd (0.36 ± 0.26 μg g−1 dry wt.), Cu (2.05 ± 0.91 dry wt.), Pb (1.57 ± 1.14 μg g−1dry wt.) and Zn (10.37 ± 4.60 μg g−1 dry wt.). Variation in metal concentrations in Patella, was tested by using non-parametric statistical methods. Cd content had a maximum in the Archipelago Chinijo, northward of Lanzarote Island. The metal concentrations recorded at the clean stations may be considered carefully if they are used like background levels.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/46305
ISSN: 0167-6369
DOI: 10.1007/s10661-006-9266-x
Source: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment [ISSN 0167-6369], v. 127, p. 127-133
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