Occurrence of butyltin compounds in marine environment of Gwangyang Bay, Korea

@article{Park2002OccurrenceOB,
  title={Occurrence of butyltin compounds in marine environment of Gwangyang Bay, Korea},
  author={Hee-Gu Park and Sang-Soo Kim and Hyo-Bang Moon and Bonil Gu},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Sciences-china},
  year={2002},
  volume={11},
  pages={793-800}
}
Butyltin (BT) compounds were measured in seawater, sediment, sediment core, settling solids, and plankton from Gwangyang Bay in 2001, Tributyltin (TBT) was detected in seawater from 1 out of the 7 seawater sampling sites and in sediment from 18 out of the 35 sediment sampling sites. The highest concentration of TBT was found in the sediment from the site near Yeosu Harbor (53 ng Sn/g dry wt), acting as the point source for TBT The mean concentrations of TBT were in the order of plankton… 
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