Macrobenthic community in the Douro estuary: relations with trace metals and natural sediment characteristics.

@article{Mucha2003MacrobenthicCI,
  title={Macrobenthic community in the Douro estuary: relations with trace metals and natural sediment characteristics.},
  author={Ana Paula Mucha and Maria Teresa S D Vasconcelos and Adriano Agostinho Bordalo},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2003},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={169-80}
}
The relationship between macrobenthic community structure and natural characteristics of sediment and trace metal contamination were studied in the lower Douro estuary (Portugal, NW, Iberian Peninsula), using an innovative threefold approach (SQG, Sediment Quality Guidelines), metal normalization to Fe, and macrobenthic community structure. This study allowed detection of a clear signature of anthropogenic contamination, in terms of Zn, Cu, Pb, and Cr in the north bank of the estuary, which… CONTINUE READING

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