A Review of Heavy Metals in Water, Sediment and Living Organisms in the Black Sea


BORAN M. , ALTINOK İ.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, vol.10, no.4, pp.565-572, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4194/trjfas.2010.0418
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.565-572

Abstract

Black Sea waters remain heavily impacted by a number of pollutants originating from different sources such as direct and indirect discharge of land based pollutants, sewage etc. The Black Sea environment is highly contaminated in many urban and industrialized areas of the many countries, resulting in severe ecotoxicological impacts. Heavy metals are toxic substances that accumulate in food chains with the increasing concentrations. In this review, heavy metal pollution in water column and sediment, with regard to aquatic organisms living in the Black Sea has been evaluated.