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Heavy Metals Contamination (Pb, Cd, and Hg) in Bomo Coastal Ecosystem, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Nina Nurmalia Dewi, Daruti Dinda Nindarwi, Putri Desi Wulansari and Boedi Setya Rahardja

Department of Fish Health Management and Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine, UniversitasAirlangga, Campus C Unair 60115, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal March 2020: 97 (3) - pages 31 to 33
(Received: July, 2019, Accepted: October, 2019)


Cleaner coastal areas are very important for the life of marine biota. The aim of this study was to determine the concentrations of heavy metals like lead, cadmium, and mercury in marine water. This research was conducted in July 2018 in Bomo coastal water consisting of nine sites facing the coast to the sea. Heavy metals were analyzed using AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry). The result showed that there was no signi cant difference between Pb, Cd, and Hg concentrations at all sites (p>0,05). Furthermore, in general, concentrations of all heavy metal shave exceeded the quality standards for marine biota

Key Words: Coastal area, Heavy metals – contamination.

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