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Uses of seaweeds as biomonitors of zinc levels in Cork Harbour, Ireland

  • J. P. Cullinane
  • T. M. Doyle
  • P. M. Whelan
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 41)

Abstract

Information on the effects of heavy metals in the environment was seriously lacking up to approximately the 1970s. Since then Bryan & Hummerstone (1973), Klein et al. (1974), Simpson (1979) and many others have indicated the increased amounts of heavy metals being disposed into the estuarine environment and the effects of this on the biota.

Key words

seaweed Fucus vesiculosus zinc pollution biomonitors Cork (Ireland) 

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Cullinane
    • 1
  • T. M. Doyle
    • 1
  • P. M. Whelan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant ScienceUniversity CollegeCorkIreland

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