Assessment of the Contaminants in Biota from the Western Black Sea Basin in respect with MSFD Requirements in the frame of the MISIS Project

  • Valentina Coatu
  • Andra Oros
  • Daniela Ţigănuş
  • Galina Shtereva†
  • Levent Bat National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Keywords: Black Sea, hazardous substances, biota, MSFD

Abstract

Within the Joint MISIS cruise biota samples were taken from Romanian, Bulgarian and Turkish transects in order to evaluate the presence of hazardous substances in respect to Marine Strategy Framework Directive criteria and indicators under Descriptor 8 and Descriptor 9. The results for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons allow the classification of the biota samples as minimally and moderately contaminated. Except p, p’ DDT and its metabolites organochlorine pesticides concentrations are below detection limits. The polychlorinated biphenyls levels may not pose a significant risk for the ecosystem or human health. Heavy metals assessed with respect to their human health risk were below the maximum admissible Limits.
Published
2016-10-20
How to Cite
Coatu, V., Oros, A., Ţigănuş, D., Shtereva†, G., & Bat, L. (2016). Assessment of the Contaminants in Biota from the Western Black Sea Basin in respect with MSFD Requirements in the frame of the MISIS Project. Cercetări Marine - Recherches Marines, 46(1), 82-97. Retrieved from http://marine-research-journal.org/index.php/cmrm/article/view/89

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