Measurement of environmental trace-metal levels in Mediterranean coastal areas with transplanted mussels and DGT techniques.

@article{Schintu2008MeasurementOE,
  title={Measurement of environmental trace-metal levels in Mediterranean coastal areas with transplanted mussels and DGT techniques.},
  author={Marco Schintu and Laura Durante and Alfredo Maccioni and Patrizia Meloni and Sandro Degetto and Antonio Silverio Contu},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 6-12},
  pages={832-7}
}
Mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) and diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) devices were deployed together for three one-month periods in coastal waters of Sardinia (Italy), in order to assess the levels of Cd, Cu, Ni, and Pb in areas differently affected by anthropogenic activities. DGT devices were more sensitive than mussels in detecting differences in metal concentrations between sites, while interpretation of the biomonitoring data revealed difficulties related to the biotic and… CONTINUE READING