Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination in Various Tissues of Six Ray Species from A degrees skenderun Bay, Northeastern Mediterranean Sea


TÜRKMEN M., Tepe Y., TÜRKMEN A., SANGÜN M. K. , Ates A., GENÇ E.

BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, cilt.90, sa.6, ss.702-707, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 90 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00128-013-0978-7
  • Dergi Adı: BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.702-707

Özet

This study was performed to investigate the heavy metal concentrations in muscle, liver, gill and intestine of six ray species from A degrees skenderun Bay. The present study is the first for rays in A degrees skenderun Bay, providing valuable preliminary information about heavy metal contents in different tissues of the examined ray species from the bay, and indirectly, indicating the environmental contamination of A degrees skenderun Bay. Heavy metal levels in intestines were generally higher than those in other tissues for all species. Metal levels in ray muscle tissue were below the international maximum allowable levels for fish and fishery products, as well as Turkish national guidelines, with the exception of the highest value for Cd in Dasyatis pastinaca.