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Title: Evaluation of the use of transplanted Nassarius reticulatus (Linnaeus, 1758), in monitoring TBT pollution, within the European Water Framework Directive
Authors: German Rodriguez, J.; Rouget, Piero; Franco, Javier; Mikel Garmendia, Joxe; Muxika, Inigo; Valencia, Victoriano; Borja, Angel
Citation: ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, 2010, 10, 891-895
Abstract: The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires monitoring programmes, to establish a coherent and comprehensive overview of ecological and chemical water status. Recently and within this context, the use of biomarkers has been proposed for incorporation into WED monitoring programmes. In the present study, cages have been used to transplant (ranging between 14 and 75 days) adults of the dogwhelk Nossarius reticulatus in relation to a gradient of tributyltin (TBT) pollution; this is in order to evaluate its usefulness within the WED monitoring programmes. Only the most polluted site (close to a shipyard) shows evidence of TBT contamination effects. As such, it may be concluded that the use of caged transplants with N. reticulatus (adults) is useful only for areas of high TBT pollution. Thus, within the European WED context, this approach is generally not useful for surveillance and operational monitoring, but has some potential in investigative monitoring. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Imposex; Tributyltin; Nassarius reticulatus; Transplant; Monitoring programme; Water Framework Directive; CAGED NUCELLA-LAPILLUS; ORGANOTIN CONTAMINATION; TRIBUTYLTIN POLLUTION; THAIS-CLAVIGERA; COASTAL WATERS; IMPOSEX; BUTYLTIN; ACCUMULATION; BIOMARKERS; BAN
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Type: Article
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.12.005
URI: http://dspace.azti.es/handle/24689/721
ISSN: 1470-160X
Funder: Diputacion Foral de Gipuzkoa
Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia and Fondo Social Europeo
Appears in Publication types:Artículos científicos



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