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Metal contamination
Claisse, D.; Cossa, D.; Ficht, A.; Gonzalez, J.-L.; Guyot, T.; Michel, P.; Miramand, P.; Oger, C.; Petit, F. (2007). Metal contamination. Seine-Aval scientific programme, 8. Éditions Quae/GIP Seine-Aval/IFREMER: Plouzané. ISBN 978-2-7592-0011-5. 39 pp.
Part of: Seine-Aval scientific programme. GIP Seine-Aval: Rouen

    Trace elements > Trace metals
    ANE, France, Seine Estuary [Marine Regions]
    Marine/Coastal; Brackish water

Authors  Top 
  • Claisse, D.
  • Cossa, D.
  • Ficht, A.
  • Gonzalez, J.-L.
  • Guyot, T.
  • Michel, P.
  • Miramand, P.
  • Oger, C.
  • Petit, F.

    Final receptacle of waters originating from a highly urbanised and industrialised drainage basin, the Seine Estuary is contaminated to a large extent by some trace metals. These contaminants reach the estuary mainly associated with the suspended particles, but natural solubilisation phenomena occur in presence of saltwater, making them more available for the living organisms. As a consequence, these metals are transferred to the first levels of the food chain, and bio-concentrated in the coastal molluscs, at the mouth of the estuary.

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