Red sea corals as biomonitors of trace metal pollution.

  title={Red sea corals as biomonitors of trace metal pollution.},
  author={Ross Hanna and G L Muir},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  volume={14 2-3},
Red Sea corals have been found to be biomonitors of trace metal pollution. A comparative study was undertaken on three species from a polluted area near a desalination plant at Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and from an unpolluted area. The results show that corals take-up trace elements from their aquatic environment and thereby act to record changes in the composition of that environment. Variations in the composition of skeletons and soft tissues of corals have been correlated with changes in sea… CONTINUE READING

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