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Title: Trace metal levels in three subtidal invertebrates
Student Author(s): Schwimer, Stanford R.
Faculty Advisor(s): Martin, John H.
Pages: 23
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1972
Keywords: sandy beaches
Abstract: Although concentrations of heavy and trace metals are not magnified through the studied trophic levels, this possibility may still exist. This is suggested from the high elemental levels observed at Fisherman's Wharf (Cu and Pb), Monterey Sewage Outfall (Ag, Cd, and Zn), and Elkhorn Slough (Fe). These high values, possible consequences of pollution, should not go unchecked. Much study is still needed as to toxicity, base levels, and the possible biological magnification of heavy and trace metals.
Notes: Publ 1973, Veliger 16: 95-102