Distribution of dissolved trace metals around the Sacrificos coral reef island, in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Abstract

A reef system in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is affected by anthropogenic activities, sourced by urban, fluvial, and sewage waters. Dissolved metals have higher concentrations during the rainy season. V and Pb, were derived from an industrial source and transported to the study area by rain water. On the other hand, Jamapa River is the main source for Cu and Ni, which carries dissolved elements from adjacent volcanic rocks. Principal Component Analysis shows a common source for dissolved nitrogen, phosphates, TOC, and suspended matters probably derived from a sewage treatment plant, which is situated near to the study area.

DOI: 10.1007/s00128-009-9813-6

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@article{RosalesHoz2009DistributionOD, title={Distribution of dissolved trace metals around the Sacrificos coral reef island, in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.}, author={Leticia Rosales-Hoz and Arturo Carranza-Edwards and Laura Sanvicente-A{\~n}orve and Miguel Angel Alatorre-Mendieta and Fabiola Rivera-Ram{\'i}rez}, journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology}, year={2009}, volume={83 5}, pages={713-9} }