Effects of radionuclides on the recent foraminifera from the clastic sediments of the Canakkale Strait-Turkey


Yumun Z. U. , KAM E.

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.131, pp.179-182, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 131
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2017.04.018
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-182
  • Keywords: Ra-226, Th-232, K-40, Cs-137, Radionuclide, Foraminifera, Canakkale Strait
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The radionuclides that cause radioactivity accumulate in the sediments as they descend to the seabed, similar to heavy metals. As radionuclides are present on the surface of the sediment or within the sediment, marine benthic foraminifera can be affected by the radioactive pollution. In this study, the habitat of benthic foraminifera was evaluated for radioactive pollution in the Canakkale Strait, which constitutes the passage of the Marmara Sea and the Aegean Sea.