Anguilliform fish reveal large scale contamination by mine trace elements in the coral reefs of New Caledonia.

@article{Bonnet2014AnguilliformFR,
  title={Anguilliform fish reveal large scale contamination by mine trace elements in the coral reefs of New Caledonia.},
  author={Xavier Bonnet and Marine J. Briand and François Brischoux and Yves Letourneur and Thomas Fauvel and Paco Bustamante},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2014},
  volume={470-471},
  pages={876-82}
}
Due to intensive mining activity, increasing urbanization and industrialization, vast amounts of contaminants are discharged into the lagoon of New Caledonia, one of the largest continuous coral reef systems and a major biodiversity hotspot. The levels of 11 trace element concentrations were examined in the muscles of predator fish in the south-western lagoon (moray eels and congers). These species are sedentary, widespread, abundant, and they are easily collected using a sea snake sampling… CONTINUE READING