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Effect of size upon metal content of shellfish
Boyden, C.R. (1977). Effect of size upon metal content of shellfish. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 57(3): 675-714. hdl.handle.net/10.1017/S002531540002511X
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Boyden, C.R.

Abstract
    Studies of tissue metal concentrations in shellfish have progressed along two major lines: first, to record the range of concentrations within commercial species, a response to the need to identify potentially hazardous levels from a human nutritional standpoint; and second, to compare concentrations within a single species on a geographical basis as a framework for an environmental monitoring programme. Body size is a parameter which can influence tissue metal concentrations, and if significant variations due to size do occur, then clearly it is a factor which should be taken into consideration within these contexts.

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