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Impact of Tourism on Trace Metal Concentrations (Pb, Cr, Ni, Cu and Zn) in Sediments of Telascica Bay (East Adriatic - Croatia)

Mihelčić, Goran; Barišić, Delko; Vdović, Neda; Legović, Tarzan; Mihelčić, Vladislav (2010) Impact of Tourism on Trace Metal Concentrations (Pb, Cr, Ni, Cu and Zn) in Sediments of Telascica Bay (East Adriatic - Croatia). Croatica Chemica Acta, 83 (3). pp. 333-339. ISSN 0011-1643

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Trace metal concentrations (Pb, Cr, Ni, Cu and Zn), the distribution of natural and artificial (137)Cs radionuclide and sedimetological characteristics (grain-size analyses) in recent sediments at selected stations of Telascica Bay (Nature Park at Dugi Otok, East Adriatic, Croatia), were evaluated. It was established that trace metal concentrations were within the range of unpolluted Adriatic sediments. The highest Cu, Zn and Pb concentrations were found along navigational routes and areas used for anchoring boats. Gamma-spectrometric measurements of naturally occurring radionuclides spatial activity showed that terrigenous material input is highest in the NW part of the Bay and lowest in its central part. Grain-size analysis classifies the Telascica Bay sediment mostly as poorly sorted sandy silt. Since trace metal concentrations in the sediments of Telascica Bay were not measured previously, results will contribute to the sustainable development of the Nature Park (calculation of the boat environmental capacity, construction of new objects, berths and other interventions in the bay ecosystem).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: trace metals; anthropogenic influence; radionuclides; sediments; Telascica Nature Park; Adriatic; Krka river; sea water; uranium; seawater
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Chemistry
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Ekološko modeliranje za održivo upravljanje resursima[25590] Tarzan Legović098-0982934-2719MZOS
Radionuklidi i elementi u tragovima u okolišnim sustavima[129652] Delko Barišić098-0982934-2713MZOS
Biogeokemija metala u sedimentacijskim sustavima i tlima Hrvatske[85574] Goran Kniewald098-0982934-2715MZOS
Depositing User: Goran Mihelčić
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 14:17

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