Arsenic accumulation in three species of sea turtles

  title={Arsenic accumulation in three species of sea turtles},
  author={Kazutoshi Saeki and Hiroyuki Sakakibara and Haruya Sakai and Takashi Kunito and Shinsuke Tanabe},
Arsenic in the liver, kidney and muscle of three species of sea turtles, e.g., green turtles (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) and hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), were determined using HG-AAS, followed by arsenic speciation analysis using HPLC-ICP-MS. The order of arsenic concentration in tissues was muscle > kidney > liver. Unexpectedly, the arsenic concentrations in the hawksbill turtles feeding mainly on sponges were higher than the two other turtles… CONTINUE READING