||Loizeau Veronique, Menesguen Alain
||Oceanologica Acta (0399-1784) (Gauthier-Villars), 1993 , Vol. 16 , N. 5-6 , P. 633-640
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||MODEL, PCB, FOOD WEB, BENTHIC INVERTEBRATES, DAB
||A five-compartment steady-state food web model is proposed for the benthic food web leading to the dab. Three exposure pathways are considered in the description of accumulation by benthic animals: ingestion of particulate contaminants associated with either sediment or phytoplankton, and respiratory uptake of free dissolved contaminant in overlaying water. Application of the model to a simple food web in the Bay of Seine (Eastern Channel) indicates that : a) feeding is the principal route of contamination, especially for PCB which have more than four chlorine atoms in the molecule ; b) excretion and growth rates, phytoplankton lipid fraction and organic carbon content of sediment are the parameters which mostly determine the chemical bioaccumulation in the food web.