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Heavy metals in barnacles Balanus sp.: from biomonitoring to coastal management


Yap, Chee Kong and Wing, Sam Lo and Nulit, Rosimah and Ibrahim, Mohd Hafiz and Yap, Chee Wah and Sharifinia, Moslem and Bakhtiari, Alireza Riyahi and Al Shami, Salman Abdo (2020) Heavy metals in barnacles Balanus sp.: from biomonitoring to coastal management. American Journal of Biomedical Science and Research, 7 (2). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2642-1747


This study determined the levels of Cd, Cu, Fe, Ni, and Zn in the soft tissues and shells of barnacles (Balanus sp.) collected from the Kuala Juru, Sebatu, Sg. Ayam and Kg. Pasir Puteh, Peninsular Malaysia, obtained in 2008. The metal concentrations (μg/g dry weight) in the soft tissues of Balanus sp. received from four sites in Peninsular Malaysia ranged from 2.93-4.17 for Cd, 20.2-92.5 for Cu, 480-1193 for Fe, 6.40-18.0 for Ni, and 224-414 for Zn. Based on the present data, the trace metal bioavailability’s to the Balanus in all the populations, especially in a known polluted site at Kg. Pasir Puteh is low. Overall, this preliminary baseline data can be used for regular ecological monitoring for the effective management of the coastal area in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.34297/AJBSR.2020.07.001128
Publisher: Biomedgrid
Keywords: Barnacles; Heavy metals; Coastal waters of peninsular Malaysia
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 22:15
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 22:15
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.34297/AJBSR.2020.07.001128
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/89166
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