Seasonal evolution of heavy metal concentrations in the surface sediments of two Mediterranean Zostera marina L. beds at Thau lagoon (France) and Venice lagoon (Italy).

@article{Rigollet2004SeasonalEO,
  title={Seasonal evolution of heavy metal concentrations in the surface sediments of two Mediterranean Zostera marina L. beds at Thau lagoon (France) and Venice lagoon (Italy).},
  author={V Rigollet and Adriano Sfriso and Antonio Marcomini and M L de Casabianca},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={159-67}
}
The concentrations and the seasonal changes of heavy metals and organic carbon in the sediments underlying a Zostera marina L. bed were measured monthly during one year, in two Mediterranean lagoons: Thau (France) and Venice (Italy). While at Thau sediments showed Cu (18.7+/-3.9 microg g-1) and Pb (13.8+/-3.8 microg g-1) average concentrations twofold higher than at Venice (Cu: 8.4+/-4.8 microg g-1; Pb: 6.1+/-0.70 microg g-1), the Italian site exhibited average concentrations of Fe (13383+/-955… CONTINUE READING