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Assessment of Metal Pollution in Sediments along Sinop peninsula of the Black Sea  

Levent Bat1 , Ebru Yesim Ozkan2 , Hasan Baha Büyükisik2 , Hasan Can Oztekin1
1 Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty, Department of Hydrobiology, 57000 Sinop, Turkey
2 Ege University,Fisheries Faculty,Department of Hydrobiology, 35100 İzmir, Turkey
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 22   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0022
Received: 04 May, 2017    Accepted: 01 Jun., 2017    Published: 09 Jun., 2017
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Bat L., Ozkan E.Y., Büyükisik H.B., and Oztekin H.C., 2017, Assessment of metal pollution in sediments along Sinop peninsula of the Black Sea, International Journal of Marine Science, 7(22): 205-213 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0022)


The spatial distribution pattern and transportation of heavy metals in sediments (up to 10 cm) were studied along Sinop peninsula of the southern Black Sea. The influences of anthropogenic metals pollution in surface sediments of Sinop Peninsula in the Black Sea were assayed by using Igeo. Metal contents were significantly correlated each other. Heavy metal concentrations showed a significant relationship with Fe content, while most heavy metals were not enriched. The levels of most metals at all stations were lower than the contents indicated by the sediment quality.

Heavy metals; Sediment;Geoaccumulation index; Black Sea
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