A PRELIMINARY RESEARCH ON HEAVY METALS ACCUMULATED IN LIVER AND MUSCLE TISSUE OF SEAHORSE (Hippocampus hippocampus) CATCHED FROM TIREBOLU COASTS (GIRESUN, EASTERN BLACK SEA)


Uncumusaoglu A. A. , Gürkan Ş. , Özkan E. Y. , Büyükışık H. B.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.21, pp.3418-3420, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.3418-3420

Abstract

The aim of this research was to determine the accumulation levels of heavy metals (Zn,Pb,Cu,Cd) in livers and muscles tissue of seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus). The 20 died seahorse individuals were collected from regional fishermen at the Tirebolu coast in November 2010. In all fish samples, mean of standard length was calculated as 78 +/- 19.68 mm, mean weight was 2.02 +/- 0.34 g. The highest levels of Pb, Zn, Cu, Cd were found in muscle tissue in descending order and their values were 1750,6; 197,4;121,32;1,568 ppm respectively. Causes of metal concentrations levels in tissues of seahorse were attributed to atmospheric sources like fossil fuel oil consumption and to territorial sources as mine reservoirs (Cu, Pb,Zn).