Bottom sediments of the Arabian Gulf--III. Trace metal contents as indicators of pollution and implications for the effect and fate of the Kuwait oil slick.

The trace metal contents of 71 core samples collected in 1992 from the bottom sediments of the Arabian Gulf are used to determine the regional distribution of concentration and pollution levels of these substances in the region. Chronic contamination was recorded in seven locations: the northwestern area (Fe), the northeastern area (Fe, V and Ni), the north… CONTINUE READING