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Organochlorine and total mercury in bivalve Anadara tuberculosa and other species from the Nicoya Gulf, Costa Rica in 1988
Citable as data publication
de la Cruz E.; Delbeke K.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME); Laboratory of Ecotoxicology. VUB: Belgium; (2016): Organochlorine and total mercury in bivalve Anadara tuberculosa and other species from the Nicoya Gulf, Costa Rica in 1988. https://doi.org/10.14284/226
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Description
Contamination level by PCB, organochlorines pesticides and mercury for Anadara tuberculosa and other species at Punta Morales, Puerto Alto and Jicaral during 2 sampling periods in 1988. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: de la Cruz, E. (1989). Organochlorine and total mercury in the Anadara tuberculosa bivalve and other species from the Nicoya Gulf, Costa Rica. MSc Thesis. KBIN: Brussel. 59 pp. more

Evaluation of the contamination level at three different localities of the Nicoya Gulf (Punta Morales, Puerto Alto and Jicaral). To fulfill this purpose a filter feeder bivalve mollusc Anadara tuberculosa (Arcidae) was chosen. In order to compare the contamination levels between the 3 places standardization was done on sex, maturity, size, lipid contents and sampling period (September and December 1988). Samples were cut in pieces and well mixed and then subsampled 3 times for mercury analysis, PCB and organochlorine and dryweight and carbon analysis.

Scope
Themes:
Environmental quality/pollution
Keywords:
Marine, Contamination, Organochlorine pesticides, PCB, ISE, Costa Rica, Nicoya Gulf, Bivalvia

Geographical coverage
ISE, Costa Rica, Nicoya Gulf

Temporal coverage
September 1988 - December 1988

Taxonomic coverage
Bivalvia [WoRMS]

Parameters
Aldrin, Carbon (C), Heptachlor, Lindane, Lipids, Organochlorines, PCB 101, PCB 118, PCB 138, PCB 153, PCB 28, PCB 52, Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations, Total mercury (Hg), Wet weight

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME), moredata creator
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Ecotoxicologie en Polaire Ecologie (ETOX), moredata creator

Publication
Based on this dataset:
de la Cruz, E. (1989). Organochlorine and total mercury in the Anadara tuberculosa bivalve and other species from the Nicoya Gulf, Costa Rica. MSc Thesis. KBIN: Brussel. 59 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: lab experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2015-07-09
Information last updated: 2016-10-05
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