Trace metal concentrations in the muscle of seven marine species: Comparison between the Gulf of Lions (North-West Mediterranean Sea) and the Bay of Biscay (North-East Atlantic Ocean)
|Author(s)||Mille Tiphaine1, Cresson Pierre2, Chouvelon Tiphaine3, Bustamante Paco4, Brach-Papa Christophe1, Bruzac Sandrine3, Rozuel Emmanuelle3, Bouchoucha Marc1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : IFREMER, Unite Littoral, Lab Environm Ressources Provence Azur Cor, CS 20330, F-83507 La Seyne Sur Mer, France.
2 : IFREMER, Unite Halieut Manche Mer Nord, Lab Ressources Halieut Boulogne, 150 Quai Gambetta, F-62200 Boulogne Sur Mer, France.
3 : IFREMER, Unite Biogeochim & Ecotoxicol, Lab Biogeochim Contaminants Metall, Rue Ile Yeu,BP 21105, F-44311 Nantes 03, France.
4 : Univ La Rochelle, Littoral Environm & Soc LIENSs, CNRS, UMR 7266, 2 rue Olympe Gouges, F-17042 La Rochelle 01, France.
|Source||Marine Pollution Bulletin (0025-326X) (Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd), 2018-10 , Vol. 135 , P. 9-16|
|WOS© Times Cited||11|
|Keyword(s)||Inorganic elements, Contamination, Bioaccumulation, Fish, Shark, Norway lobster|
Concentrations of 6 trace metals (Ag, Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn) in the muscle of 2 sharks (Galeus melastomus and Scyliorhinus canicula), 4 teleosts (Helicolenus dactylopterus, Lepidorhombus boscii, Micromesistius poutassou and Phycis blennoides) and 1 crustacean (Nephrops norvegicus) were compared between the Bay of Biscay (Atlantic Ocean) and the Gulf of Lions (Mediterranean Sea). Although average concentrations and the trace element pollution index were generally higher in the Gulf of Lions, significant differences between the two ecosystems were only found for Zn for Helicolenus dactylopterus, and for Ag and Cu for the crustacean N. norvegicus. Moreover, some relationships between trophic level or size and metal concentrations were found for these two species. The absence of clear pattern may result from the blurring effect of contamination and excretion that may act differentially for all species and all elements.