Marine Algae As Bioindicators Of Pollution Levels In The Arabian Gulf

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Author Kureishy, Tariq W. en_US
Author Abdel-Moati, M. A. R. en_US
Author Al-Muftah, A. R. en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T15:34:04Z en_US
Publication Date 1995 en_US
Citation Qatar University Science Journal, 1995, Vol. 15, No. 1, Pages 215-224. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10341 en_US
Abstract The extensive distribution of several marine macroalgal species makes them a potential bioindicator tool for monitoring existing levels of different types of marine pollutants in the region. The present work illustrates the importance of a few widely distributed species of marine algae in depicting the levels of some toxic heavy metals and hydrocarbons along the Qatari and Saudi Arabian shores. Results indicate a strong bioaccumulation potential in these species for both heavy metals and hydrocarbons. A similar monitoring scheme using these identified species could very well be extended to other areas in the Gulf in order to form a comprehensive monitoring plan for the region. This field study also highlights the potential for removal of pollutants by algae as they are washed ashore in large quantities in the region. en_US
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject Marine Science en_US
Title Marine Algae As Bioindicators Of Pollution Levels In The Arabian Gulf en_US
Type Article en_US
Pagination 215-224 en_US
Issue Number 1 en_US
Volume Number 15 en_US


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