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Accumulation of the Oil Hydrocarbons by the Marine Organisms of the Seaweed Zostera noltii Thickets in the Kazacha Bay (the Black Sea)

June 26, 2014

Paper deals with data on the contents of oil hydrocarbons in hydrobionts, inhabiting thickets of the sea grass Zostera noltii (Hornemann) in the relatively clean waters of the south-west coast of the Crimea. Average content of oil hydrocarbons in Z. noltii and microphytoperiphyton was very close − respectively 0.56 ± 0.12 and 0.62 ± 0.15 mg/100 mg. There was no significant difference between content of oil hydrocarbons in the plant-eating mollusks (Rissoa membranacea (J. Adams), Bittium reticulatum (da Costa), Tricolia pullus (L.)) and filterer mollusks (Mytilidae, Parvicardium exiguum (Gmelin)). The obtained data can be used for environmental monitoring and for the study of the coastal biofluxes of oil hydrocarbons.

Mironov OA, 2014: Accumulation of the Oil Hydrocarbons by the Marine Organisms of the Seaweed Zostera noltii Thickets in the Kazacha Bay (the Black Sea), Hydrobiological Journal, 50, 90-94, doi:10.1615/HydrobJ.v50.i3.100. Article (subscription required).

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