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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in transplanted Manila clams (Tapes philippinarum) from the Lagoon of Venice as assessed by PAHs/shell weight index: a preliminary study
Boscolo, R.; Cacciatore, F.; Giovanardi, O. (2007). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in transplanted Manila clams (Tapes philippinarum) from the Lagoon of Venice as assessed by PAHs/shell weight index: a preliminary study. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 55(10-12): 485-493. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2007.09.011
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
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  • Boscolo, R.; Cacciatore, F.; Giovanardi, O. (2007). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in transplanted Manila clams (Tapes philippinarum) from the Lagoon of Venice as assessed by PAHs/shell weight index: a preliminary study, in: Zonta, R. et al. (Ed.) Measuring and managing changes in estuaries and lagoons. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 55(Spec. Issue 10-12): pp. 485-493, more

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Keywords
    Polycyclic hydrocarbons; Sediments; Ruditapes philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850) [WoRMS]; MED, Italy, Veneto, Venice Lagoon [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Boscolo, R.
  • Cacciatore, F.
  • Giovanardi, O.

Abstract
    Variation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) levels was assessed in Tapes philippinarum from the Lagoon of Venice. Clams were transplanted from a polluted area next to Porto Marghera to two rearing areas of the Southern Lagoon. Analyses of PAHs were made in sediments and clams by GC/MS at first sampling and after 30, 60 and 180 days. Principal component analysis was performed to elucidate bioaccumulation and depuration pattern and input sources. Biota-Sediment-Accumulation-Factor (BSAF) was applied to evaluate the PAHs input sources from sediment. Condition index was calculated to compare the seasonal variation of clam tissue to PAHs levels. To propose results not affected by seasonal changes in flesh weight of clams, the approach based on the calculation of PAHs/SW index was applied. From the results, it was concluded that PAHs/SW index is more recommendable to asses temporal variation of PAHs levels in Manila clams.

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