publication . Master thesis . 2009

Evaluation of the potential of translocated common cockle for ecological risk assessment studies: bioaccumulation and biomarkers test

Arteaga, Jorge Lobo;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: FCT - UNL
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Thesis submitted to the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia to obtain the Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, profile in Ecological Engineering Sediment–bound contamination is a major concern factor in estuaries and other confined coastal water bodies, frequently subjected to anthropogenic sources of pollution. In order to investigate the effects and responses of the common cockle (Cerastoderma edule, L. 1558, Bivalvia: Cardiidae) to sediment contaminants and to assess the species’ potential as an indicator organism, the bivalve was subjected to a laboratorial translocation assay with sediments collected from distinct sites of the Sado Estuary (Portugal...
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