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Title: Trace metal levels in beach dipteran and amphipods
Student Author(s): Bender, Jeanne A.
Faculty Advisor(s): Martin, John
Pages: 18
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1972
Keywords: sandy beaches
Abstract: Beach dipterans and amphipods were analyzed for heavy metal levels using atomic absorption spectoscopy. Flies showed higher concentrations of all major metals. Very high levels of cadmium were noted in both beach animals. An increase in metal level with age was evident in the dipterans. Concentrations of iron, zinc, copper, and lead were found to fluctuate significantly with time.