Trace elements in blood of sea turtles Lepidochelys olivacea in the Gulf of California, Mexico.

@article{ZavalaNorzagaray2014TraceEI,
  title={Trace elements in blood of sea turtles Lepidochelys olivacea in the Gulf of California, Mexico.},
  author={Alan Alfredo Zavala-Norzagaray and C{\'e}sar Pa{\'u}l Ley-Qui{\~n}{\'o}nez and T L Espinosa-Carre{\'o}n and Adri{\'a}n Canizalez-Rom{\'a}n and Catherine Edwina Hart and Alfredo Alonso Aguirre},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2014},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={536-41}
}
This study determined the concentrations of heavy metals in blood collected from Pacific Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) inhabiting the coast of Guasave, Mexico, in the Gulf of California. The highest reported metal concentration in blood was Zn, followed by Se. Of nonessential toxic metals, As was reported in higher percentage compared to Cd. The concentrations of metals detected were present as follows: Zn > Se > Mn > As > Ni > Cd > Cu. Cd concentration in blood is higher in our… CONTINUE READING