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Marine ecotoxicology: distribution, flows and biological effects of metal pollutants in the Asterias rubens, a key species of the coastal biotopes of the North Sea

Parent project: Impulsprogramme "Marine Sciences", more
Reference no: MS/A1/02
Period: August 1992 till July 1996
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Benthos; Coastal waters; Ecotoxicology; Heavy metals
Taxonomic term: Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Geographical term: ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
 Institutes 

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  • Université Libre de Bruxelles; Faculté des Sciences; Département de Biologie des Organismes; Centre Interuniversitaire de Biologie Marine (ULB - UMH); Unité de Biologie Marine (BIOMAR), more
  • Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), more, sponsor

Abstract
(1) Determine the level of metal pollution in Asterias rubens, a common super predator of the macrobenthos, in various coastal biotopes of the North Sea (open and closed estuarine branches, intertidal zone and offshore zone).

(2) Evaluate, in Asterias rubens, the flows of the most important metal pollutants.

(3) Estimate the biological effects of metal pollution in Asterias rubens.

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