Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2013
Volume: 12
Issue: 12
Page No. 1109 - 1113

Metal Concentrations in Different Tissues of Jellyfish (Rhopilema nomadica Galil, 1990) in Iskenderun Bay, Northeastern Mediterranean

Authors : Onder Duysak, Ayse Bahar Yilmaz and Yavuz Mazlum

Abstract: In this study, the concentrations of heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb and Zn) were determined in gastral, tentacular and epidermal (umbrella) tissues of jellyfish Ropilema nomadica from 2 stations (Yumurtalik and Arsuz) in Iskenderun Bay, Turkey. Heavy metal concentrations varied significantly depending on the type of the tissue and location of stations. The average metal concentrations in gastral and tentacular were found higher than umbrella tissues in all samples. The level of Mn and Zn concentrations were significantly different among the tissues in both stations (p<0.05). The aim of this study was to imply potential of heavy metal accumulation in jellyfish which plays an important role in biological transfer and Summer blooms. Moreover, this is the first study of the heavy metal bioaccumulation on R. nomadica in Northeastern Mediterranean.

How to cite this article:

Onder Duysak, Ayse Bahar Yilmaz and Yavuz Mazlum, 2013. Metal Concentrations in Different Tissues of Jellyfish (Rhopilema nomadica Galil, 1990) in Iskenderun Bay, Northeastern Mediterranean. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 12: 1109-1113.

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