Heavy metals in marine turtle eggs and hatchlings in the Mediterranean

Kaska, Y. and Furness, R.W. (2001) Heavy metals in marine turtle eggs and hatchlings in the Mediterranean. Zoology in the Middle East, 24, pp. 127-132.

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Abstract

The concentrations of cadmium, lead, iron, copper and zinc were analysed in Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchling samples (eggshells, remaining yolk, and liver) from beaches of southwest Turkey. Cd, Pb, Fe, and Cu concentrations were higher in embryo liver than in yolk. Zn concentration was higher in yolk. Hg concentrations in all yolk samples were below the detection limit, but levels could be measured in some embryo livers.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Furness, Professor Robert
Authors: Kaska, Y., and Furness, R.W.
Subjects:Q Science > QL Zoology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Zoology in the Middle East
ISSN:0939-7140

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