A potential source of organic pollutants into the northeastern Atlantic: the outflow of the Mediterranean deep-lying waters through the Gibraltar Strait.

@article{Marti2001APS,
  title={A potential source of organic pollutants into the northeastern Atlantic: the outflow of the Mediterranean deep-lying waters through the Gibraltar Strait.},
  author={Stefanie Marti and Josep Mar{\'i}a Bayona and Joan Albaig{\'e}s},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 13},
  pages={2682-9}
}
Small and large-size particles were collected in the water column (50-3000 m) of a Northeastern Atlantic area where deep Mediterranean waters, outflowing through the Strait of Gibraltar, are incorporated at mid-depth. Particles collected by water filtration (0.7 micron pore size) and by vertical hauls of a neuston net (50 microns mesh size) were analyzed for organic pollutants, namely aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, and organochlorine compounds. Small-size particles represented the largest… CONTINUE READING