A SPATIAL ASSESSMENT ON CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION IN THE MARMARA SEA (TURKEY) SEDIMENTS


Tolun L., Telli-Karakoç F., Atabay H., Tutak B.

40th CIESM CONGRESS, Marseille, France, 28 October - 03 November 2013, pp.52

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Marseille
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.52

Abstract

The study presents a spatial assessment on pollutants such as organic carbon, poly -aromatic hydrocarbons(t-PAHs), Polychlorinated Biphenyls(PCB’s) and heavy metals in sediment and biota from the Marmara Sea marine and coastal environment based on the MIM project results (MIM 2011). The contents of 6 elements in 67 samples establish that surface sediments in Istanbul and southern shelf and Izmit Bay display significant enrichments in heavy metals associated with high concentrations of total organic carbon, t-PAH and t-PCBs. The highest contamination of the organic pollutants were found in Izmit Bay.