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dc.contributor.authorAldarondo-Torres, Jessica X.
dc.contributor.authorSamara, Fatin
dc.contributor.authorMansilla-Rivera, Imar
dc.contributor.authorAga, Diana S.
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Sierra, Carlos J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-16T09:38:07Z
dc.date.available2016-03-16T09:38:07Z
dc.date.issued2010-08
dc.identifier.citationAldarondo-Torres, Jessica, Fatin Samara, Imar Mansilla-Rivera, Diana S. Aga, and Carlos Rodríguez-Sierra. "Trace metals, PAHs, and PCBs in sediments from the Jobos Bay area in Puerto Rico." Marine Pollution Bulletin 60, no. 8 (2010): 1350–1358.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0025-326X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11073/8273
dc.description.abstractThis study provides baseline information on the extent of contamination in sediments of the Jobos Bay estuary and surrounding areas in Puerto Rico. Sediments from Jobos Bay area (n = 14) had higher overall average concentrations than those from La Parguera area (n = 5, used as reference site), in μg/g dw, for As (17 vs 9), Cu (29 vs 14), Pb (11 vs 4), and Zn (64 vs 28); and in %, for Fe (2.6 vs 0.6). Sediments (n = 8) screened for PAHs and PCBs exhibited total concentrations (ng/g dw) that ranged from 40.4 to 1912, and from not detected to 11.21, respectively. The quality of sediments of Jobos Bay could be classified as low to moderate pollution. The proximity to anthropogenic sources of contamination warrants a monitoring program for inorganic and organic pollutants in Jobos Bay area for an effective coastal management program of this tropical ecosystem.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X10002493en_US
dc.subjectPuerto Ricoen_US
dc.subjectMetalsen_US
dc.subjectOrganic pollutantsen_US
dc.subjectEstuaryen_US
dc.subjectSedimentsen_US
dc.subjectCaribbeanen_US
dc.titleTrace metals, PAHs, and PCBs in sediments from the Jobos Bay area in Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.06.006


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