Effect of sewage discharge in Spisula subtruncata (da Costa 1778) populations

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Title: Effect of sewage discharge in Spisula subtruncata (da Costa 1778) populations
Authors: de-la-Ossa-Carretero, Jose Antonio | Del-Pilar-Ruso, Yoana | Gimenez-Casalduero, Francisca | Sánchez-Lizaso, José Luis
Research Group/s: Biología Marina
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias del Mar y Biología Aplicada
Keywords: Spisula subtruncata | Sewage | Bivalve mortality | Mediterranean | Indicator | Pollution
Knowledge Area: Zoología
Date Created: 31-Dec-2006
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2007
Publisher: Springer New York
Citation: OSSA CARRETERO, José Antonio de la, et al. “Effect of sewage discharge in Spisula subtruncata (da Costa 1778) populations”. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Vol. 54, No. 2 (Febr. 2008). ISSN 0090-4341, pp. 226-235
Abstract: Sewage discharge is a common source of pollution in coastal marine. Spisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778) is a common filter feeding bivalve in the Castellon coast (north-western Mediterranean Sea). In the Spisula community of this area several municipal treatment plants dump treated water. We sampled in five locations affected by sewage dicharge. Van Veen grab samples were obtained for the study of the bivalve population and to characterize the sediment. The sewage dicharges studied affect Spisula populations. In the stations near the outfalls the abundance and the average size of S. subtruncata decreases. However this effects do not show correlation with characteristics of sediment, such us granulometry or pH.
Sponsor: CONSOMAR S.A. and Entitat de Sanejament d'Aigües.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/9524
ISSN: 0090-4341 (Print) | 1432-0703 (Online)
DOI: 10.1007/s00244-007-9031-3
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00244-007-9031-3
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