Effects of mining wastes on a seagrass ecosystem: metal accumulation and bioavailability, seagrass dynamics and associated community structure.

@article{MarnGuirao2005EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mining wastes on a seagrass ecosystem: metal accumulation and bioavailability, seagrass dynamics and associated community structure.},
  author={L{\'a}zaro Mar{\'i}n-Guirao and Arnaldo Mar{\'i}n Atucha and Javier Lloret Barba and Emma Mart{\'i}nez L{\'o}pez and Antonio J. Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={317-37}
}
Two different Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson beds growing in mining-contaminated sediments were compared with two reference beds in the Mar Menor coastal lagoon. The accumulation of Zn, Pb and Cd in different fractions of the plant, the sediment parameters that regulate the availability of metals, the seabed structure and dynamics of each seagrass bed and its associated macroinvertebrate community were studied. C. nodosa accumulates metals from the sediments and reflects their… CONTINUE READING