Anthropogenic radionuclides bioaccumulation in Antarctic marine fauna and its ecological relevance

@article{Marzano2000AnthropogenicRB,
  title={Anthropogenic radionuclides bioaccumulation in Antarctic marine fauna and its ecological relevance},
  author={Francesco Marzano and Fabio Fiori and Guogang Jia and Mariachiara Chiantore},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={23},
  pages={753-758}
}
The paucity of investigations on the presence of artificial radionuclides and their bioaccumulation in Antarctic fauna is due to the erroneous belief that this area is pristine. We report evidence that significant levels of the artificial radionuclides Sr-90, Cs-137, Am-241 and plutonium isotopes can be found in sponges, bivalves, krill and demersal fish fauna of Terra Nova Bay (Ross Sea), sometimes with a seasonal pattern. Increasing concentrations of Cs-137 were detected in the bivalve… CONTINUE READING

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