Coral skeletal tin and copper concentrations at Pohnpei, Micronesia: possible index for marine pollution by toxic anti-biofouling paints.

@article{Inoue2004CoralST,
  title={Coral skeletal tin and copper concentrations at Pohnpei, Micronesia: possible index for marine pollution by toxic anti-biofouling paints.},
  author={Mayuri Inoue and Atsushi Suzuki and Masato Nohara and Hironobu Kan and Ahser Edward and Hodaka Kawahata},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2004},
  volume={129 3},
  pages={399-407}
}
We present 40 year-long skeletal chronologies of tin (Sn) and copper (Cu) from an annually-banded coral (Porites sp.) collected from Pohnpei Island, Micronesia (western equatorial Pacific). Both the elements are present in antifouling marine paints and are released inadvertently into ambient seawater. Especially, Sn has often been used in the form of tributyltin (TBT). Based on a stepwise pretreatment examination, Sn and Cu both inside and outside the aragonite lattice of the coral skeleton… CONTINUE READING

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