Hydrobiological Bulletin

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 95–101 | Cite as

Contents of Cd, Fe, Mn and Zn in the tissue ofKatelysia hiantina collected from Tolo Harbour, an almost land-locked sea

  • M. H. Wong
  • K. C. Au


Samples ofK.hiantina and sediments were collected from iron ore tailings and other nearby sites within Tolo Harbour for heavy metal analysis. It was found that sediments as well as the clams at the tailings contained higher concentrations of Cd, Fe, Mn and Zn. Positive correlations between the metals in the sediments and clam tissues were found. The clams collected from the tailings showed a bustantial loss of Fe, Mn and Zn when reared in clean filtered seawater for a period of 8 days.


Iron Heavy Metal Metal Analysis Nearby Site Heavy Metal Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Wong
    • 1
  • K. C. Au
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology and Marine Science LaboratoryThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong

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