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Five marine microalgae (Tetraselmis chuii, Rhodomonas salina, Chaetoceros sp., Isochrysis galbana (T-iso) and Nannochloropsis gaditana), in the same biovolume quantity, were exposed to 72h growth-inhibition tests with atrazine and LAS. In all cases, the inhibition effect of atrazine was higher than that of LAS up to two orders of magnitude higher in the(More)
An approach is presented for determining the influence of two key variables, pH and salinity (S), on the toxicity of four common heavy metals bound to sediments in estuaries. Two samples of environmental sediment taken from two estuaries in southern Spain (the Huelva estuary and the Guadalquivir River estuary), together with a dilution of toxic mud from the(More)
On five marine microalgae with the same biovolume quantity (Tetraselmis chuii, Rhodomonas salina, Chaetoceros sp., Isochrysis galbana (T-iso) and Nannochloropsis gaditana) 72-h exposure toxicity tests with copper and lead were performed. For both metals, 72-h EC50s showed T. chuii as the most tolerant and R. salina as one of the most sensitive. Besides(More)
To seasonally evaluate littoral contamination, toxicity and quality values of sediments from the Gulf of Cádiz, we measured chemical concentrations and conducted toxicity tests in winter and summer and linked these results by means of multivariate analysis. Sediment samples were subjected to two separate, replicated sediment toxicity tests (Microdeutopus(More)
To evaluate sediment quality in different areas in the Gulf of Cádiz affected by mining activities, an integrative approach to assessment was used: the Sediment Quality Triad (SQT). Sediment samples were collected at six stations and subjected to replicated sediment acute and chronic toxicity tests, and comprehensive sediment chemistry analyses. Organisms(More)
Standard microalgae toxicity tests should be able to establish responses in real ecosystems. Natural marine picoplankton samples collected during the months of March, June, August, October 2007 and January 2008, where exposed to 72 h copper toxicity tests. Results analysed by flow cytometry distinguished two groups, with different cytometric characteristics(More)
The urgent need to reduce the greenhouse emissions to the atmosphere has leaded to study new systems to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO(2)). The sequestration of CO(2) in marine geological formations is one of these systems proposed at the international level to effectively reduce the concentration of atmospheric CO(2). Although permanent containment(More)
This paper summarises the performance of simple multivariate exploratory analyses to investigate on their potential application for dredged material characterization and management. The data from 25 sampling stations located at 7 different Spanish ports, produced a matrix consisting of 300 observations on 10 variables: the metals Cd, Cu, Cr, Hg, Ni, Pb and(More)