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Metal concentration in macroalgae from East Antarctica
Entry ID: ECA070

Abstract: Marine macroalgae have been widely used as biomonitors of metal pollution.
At Casey Station in East Antarctica, the Thala Valley tip is in the path of a melt stream that forms each summer and flows directly into Brown Bay carrying with it contaminated particles. Despite the tip no longer being used, this mechanism continues to carry contaminants, principally heavy metals (Cu, Cd, Pb and Zn) and hydrocarbons, into the bay causing impacts on the marine benthos.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.28   S: -66.28   E: 110.53   W: 110.53

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-11-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-30
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University of Sydney
City: Sydney
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2006
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08