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Hydrophysical and hydrochemical investigation on abiotic media of the Bay of Burgas

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The results of field measurements in the Bay of Burgas (Bulgaria) are presented. The velocities and patterns of sea currents, the variation of the concentration of suspended organic matter, and the concentrations of mercury, copper, zinc, lead, and hydrocarbon in the water have been determined. The results show that the bay is polluted with heavy metals, which is especially dangerous since a cyclonic current exists there. Its pattern is revealed herein. Pollution accumulates in the water and is transported by currents longshore, producing a dangerous influence on the water ecosystems.

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Georgov, G., Khristov, B., Ninov, P. et al. Hydrophysical and hydrochemical investigation on abiotic media of the Bay of Burgas. Soviet Journal of Physical Oceanography 2, 215–220 (1991).

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  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Climate Change
  • Heavy Metal
  • Organic Matter