Distribution and temporal changes of lead in the surface seawater in the western Pacific and adjacent seas derived from coral skeletons.

@article{Inoue2006DistributionAT,
  title={Distribution and temporal changes of lead in the surface seawater in the western Pacific and adjacent seas derived from coral skeletons.},
  author={Mayuri Inoue and Akiko Hata and Atsushi Suzuki and Masato Nohara and Naotatsu Shikazono and Wyss W-S Yim and Wahyoe S. Hantoro and Sun Donghuai and Hodaka Kawahata},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2006},
  volume={144 3},
  pages={1045-52}
}
We determined Pb contents together with Pb isotopic compositions in coral skeletons (Porites spp.) collected from the western Pacific and adjacent seas to examine distribution of Pb in sea surfaces. Temporal records of Pb were also investigated using coral skeletons from Hainan and Ogasawara Island, located in China and Japan, respectively. The spatial distribution of Pb showed a clear dilution pattern of Pb from Asian continent to the open ocean. Also the similar trend was found in the Java… CONTINUE READING