Ecotoxicology

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 521–533

Assessment of the environmental impacts of ocean acidification (OA) and carbon capture and storage (CCS) leaks using the amphipod Hyale youngi

  • T. A. Goulding
  • M. R. De Orte
  • D. Szalaj
  • M. D. Basallote
  • T. A. DelValls
  • A. Cesar
Article

Abstract

This study aims to ascertain the effects of CO2 induced water acidification and leaks from Carbon Capture and Storage activities on the South American amphipod Hyale youngi. A 10-day acute toxicity test was performed using sediments from two sites located inside the Santos Estuarine System. They were subjected to five pH treatments (8.1, 7.6, 7.0, 6.5, and 6.0). Metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Pb, Ni and Zn) and the metalloid As were analyzed to determine the influence of their acidification-related mobility on the amphipods mortality. The results showed that mortality becomes significant when compared to control in pH 6.5 in the Canal de Piaçaguera sediment (contaminated) and at pH 6.0 in Ilha das Palmas sediment (reference).

Keywords

Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) Ocean acidification (OA) Climate change Metal mobilization Amphipod Hyale youngi 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Goulding
    • 1
  • M. R. De Orte
    • 2
  • D. Szalaj
    • 3
  • M. D. Basallote
    • 2
  • T. A. DelValls
    • 1
  • A. Cesar
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Química-Física, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y AmbientalesUniversidad de CádizPuerto RealSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciencias do Mar, Instituto do Mar, Campus Baixada SantistaUniversidade Federal de São PauloSantosBrazil
  3. 3.Faculdade de Ciências, Instituto Dom LuizUniversidade de LisboaCampo GrandePortugal

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