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Study of metals concentration levels in Patella piperata throughout the Canary Islands, Spain
Bergasa, O.; Ramírez, R.; Collado, C.; Hernández-Brito, J.J.; Gelado-Caballero, M.D.; Rodríguez-Somozas, M.; Haroun, R.J. (2007). Study of metals concentration levels in Patella piperata throughout the Canary Islands, Spain. Environ. Monit. Assess. 127(1-3): 127-133.
In: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Kluwer: Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-6369; e-ISSN 1573-2959, more
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    Chemical elements > Metals > Heavy metals
    Patella piperata Gould, 1846 [WoRMS]
    Canary I. [Marine Regions]
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  • Bergasa, O.
  • Ramírez, R.
  • Collado, C.
  • Hernández-Brito, J.J.
  • Gelado-Caballero, M.D.
  • Rodríguez-Somozas, M.
  • Haroun, R.J.

    In order to assess the extent of metal contamination at rocky shores of the Canarian Archipelago, metal concentrations have been measured in Patella piperata (Gould, 1846), using the standard atomic absorption spectrophotometer technique. Ranges of elements concentrations measured (in μg g−1) found in the biota were: Cd (0.36 ± 0.26 μg g−1 dry wt.), Cu (2.05 ± 0.91 dry wt.), Pb (1.57 ± 1.14 μg g−1dry wt.) and Zn (10.37 ± 4.60 μg g−1 dry wt.). Variation in metal concentrations in Patella, was tested by using non-parametric statistical methods. Cd content had a maximum in the Archipelago Chinijo, northward of Lanzarote Island. The metal concentrations recorded at the clean stations may be considered carefully if they are used like background levels.

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