Levels of Cd, Cu, Pb and V in marine sediments in the vicinity of the Single Buoy Moorings (SBM3) at Mina Al Fahal in the Sultanate of Oman

Issa Al-Husaini, Sabah Abdul-Wahab, Rahmalan Ahamad, Keziah Chan

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Abstract

Recently in the Sultanate of Oman, there has been a rapid surge of coastal developments. These developments cause metal contamination, which may affect the habitats and communities at and near the coastal region. As a result, a study was conducted to assess the level of metal contamination and its impact on the marine sediments in the vicinity of the Single Buoy Moorings 3 (SBM3) at Mina Al Fahal in the Sultanate of Oman. Marine subtidal sediment samples were collected from six different stations of the SBM3 for the period ranging from June 2009 to April 2010. These samples were then analyzed for their level and distribution of the heavy metals of cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb) and vanadium (V). Overall, low concentrations of all four heavy metals were measured from the marine sediments, indicating that the marine at SBM3 is of good quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-342
Number of pages6
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume83
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2014

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Keywords

  • Heavy metals
  • Oman
  • SBM3
  • Single buoy moorings
  • Subtidal sediments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Oceanography
  • Pollution
  • Medicine(all)

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