Integrated assessment of mangrove sediments in the Camamu Bay (Bahia, Brazil).

  title={Integrated assessment of mangrove sediments in the Camamu Bay (Bahia, Brazil).},
  author={Joana Fidelis da Paix{\~a}o and Ol{\'i}via Maria Cordeiro de Oliveira and Jos{\'e} Maria Landim Dominguez and Edna dos Santos Almeida and Gilson Correia de Carvalho and Wagner Ferreira Magalh{\~a}es},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  volume={74 3},
Camamu Bay, an Environmentally Protected Area, may be affected by the pressures of tourism and oil exploration in the adjacent continental platform. The current quality of the mangrove sediments was evaluated by porewater bioassays using embryos of Crassostrea rhizophorae and by an analysis of benthic macrofauna and its relationships with organic compounds, trace metals and bioavailability. Porewater toxicity varied from low to moderate in the majority of the samples, and polychaetes dominated… CONTINUE READING