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Use of the Mediterranean Mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 from Sinop Coasts of the Black Sea as Bio-monitor  

Levent Bat , Elif  Arıcı , Aysah Öztekin , Öztekin  Yardım , Funda Üstün
Hydrobiology Department, Fisheries Faculty, University of Sinop, Turkey
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2018, Vol. 8, No. 5   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2018.08.0005
Received: 27 Dec., 2017    Accepted: 17 Jan., 2018    Published: 19 Jan., 2018
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Bat L., Arıcı E., ÖztekinA., YardımO., and Üstün F., 2018, Use of the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus Galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 from Sinop coasts of the Black Sea as bio-monitor, International Journal of Marine Science, 8(5): 44-47 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2018.08.0005)


The Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd and Hg levels in the edible parts of Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis picked up from Sinop seashore of the Black Sea have been evaluated by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer for biomonitoring heavy metal environmental pollution in 2014. Cu and Pb were determined in maximum levels came after Zn. Hg and Cd displayed the minimum levels in all samples. The mean Hg, Cd, Pb, Cu and Zn levels in edible tissues of the mussels were 0.02±0.009 mg/kg, 0.03±0.01 mg/kg, 0.08±0.03 mg/kg, 1.12±0.3 mg/kg and 11±3 mg/kg wet wt., respectively. Considering public health with respect to Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd and Hg, the estimated daily and weekly intakes did not exceed the permissible intakes.

Heavy metals; Mytilus galloprovincialis; Sinop coasts; Black Sea; Bio-monitor
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