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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part E

Trace metal accumulation in marine molluscs (Perna indica & Bursa sp) along the southern coast of Kerala, India


Author(s): Mumthas Yahiya, Kanni J Mohan and Miranda MTP

Abstract: The study explores the bioaccumulation of trace metals in Perna indica and Bursa sp in relation to the prevailing coastal pollution along the coast of Neendakara, one of the largest fish landing centres of South India, polluted by trace metal and oil. The tissues were analysed for heavy metal (Cd, Fe, Pb & Hg) by ICP-AES. The results revealed significant levels of heavy metals except Pb. Morphometry has statistically significant linear relationship with Pb in P. indica and Cd and Pb in Bursa sp. The high loads of heavy metal detected in Neendakara can impact the life processes of man through the food chain. The present findings highlight the risk based on the exposure of man to trace metal concentration in the surrounding marine environment and also the associated risk that emerges from the consumption of food from the sea that is likely to be contaminated by the ambient metal concentrations.

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How to cite this article:
Mumthas Yahiya, Kanni J Mohan, Miranda MTP. Trace metal accumulation in marine molluscs (Perna indica & Bursa sp) along the southern coast of Kerala, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(6):332-335.
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