publication . Article . Report . Other literature type . 2016

Impactos ocultos do colapso da barragem de resíduos da mineradora Samarco para a fauna marinha brasileira - um exemplo em estaurozoários (Cnidaria)

Lucília Souza Miranda;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Campinas UNICAMP
  • Country: Brazil
Abstract
The collapse of the Fundão tailings dam at Mariana (State of Minas Gerais, Brazil) started a huge human tragedy and likely the most serious environmental disaster in recent Brazilian history. The dam had contained waste from processing iron ore from mines owned by Samarco, a joint venture company of the Brazilian Vale S.A. and the Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton Ltd. Following ineffective attempts to contain the disaster, after 16 days the mud flood reached the sea, where its impact is expected to affect thousands of marine fauna and flora species. Here, we provide an example of one of these species, the cnidarian Kishinouyea corbini Larson 1980 (Staurozoa), emble...
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free text keywords: Espírito Santo, Kishinouyea Corbini, Mud, Rio Doce, Staurozoa, lama, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
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