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Authors: Humood Abdulla Naser (Department of Biology, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain) 
Book Description:
The Arabian Gulf is characterized by physical, chemical and biological uniqueness. It is considered the hottest water body in the world. Marine organisms and ecosystems in the Arabian Gulf are unique as they thrive despite extreme environmental conditions such as marked fluctuations in sea temperatures and elevated levels of salinity. Heavy metals are serious threats to ecosystems and human health due to their toxicity, persistence and bioaccumulation characteristics. Coasts of the Arabian Gulf are witnessing rapid industrialization and urbanization that contribute to heavy metal loads in the coastal and marine habitats. Continuous inputs of heavy metals from different anthropogenic sources in the Arabian Gulf could be critical for both the naturally stressed marine ecosystems and humans that rely on marine resources for food, recreation and industry. This book identifies valued ecosystem components in the Arabian Gulf, characterizes sources of anthropogenic impacts, assesses the heavy metal contamination in a variety of living organisms, seawaters and sediments, and suggests measures for environmental management of heavy metal pollution in the Arabian Gulf.
(Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp.ix

Dedication pp.iv

Abbreviations pp.xi

Chapter 1. General Introduction pp.1-6

Chapter 2. Valued Ecosystem Components in the Arabian Gulf pp.7-12

Chapter 3. Anthropogenic Sources of Heavy Metals in the Arabian Gulf
pp.13-20
Chapter 4. Heavy Metal Levels in Algal Species from the Arabian Gulf
pp.21-26
Chapter 5. Heavy Metal Levels in Molluscs from the Arabian Gulf
pp.27-30
Chapter 6. Heavy Metal Levels in Fish Species from the Arabian Gulf
pp.31-34
Chapter 7. Heavy Metal Concentrations in Seawaters from the Arabian Gulf pp.35-38

Chapter 8. Heavy Metal Concentrations in Sediments from the Arabian Gulf pp.39-42

Chapter 9. Macrobenthic Community Structure as a Bioindicator for Heavy Metal Contamination pp.43-46

Chapter 10. Spatial Distribution of Heavy Metals in Marine Sediments Influenced by Land-Based Anthropogenic Sources in Bahrain: A Case Study pp.47-62

Chapter 11. Management of Heavy Metals in the Arabian Gulf pp.63-70

Chapter 12. Conclusions and Recommendations pp.71-74

References pp.75-92

Index pp.93-99

   Series:
      Environmental Health - Physical, Chemical and Biological Factors
      Marine Biology
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2013
   Pages: 111, 6x9 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62417-619-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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