African Zoology volume 47, issue 1, P12-25 2012 DOI: 10.3377/004.047.0121 View full text
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A.J. Reinecke, N.P. Mdzeke, S.A. Reinecke

Abstract: Increasing urbanization and industrialization along the coastal areas of False Bay in SouthAfrica can endanger coastal ecosystems because of increasing metal pollution. To obtain baseline data on contamination levels in the intertidal zone, cadmium (Cd) body loads of four invertebrate species were measured seasonally over a period of 15 months from different sites within the bay. Specimens of Tetraclita serrata (barnacle), Oxystele sinenses (periwinkle), Cymbula oculus (limpet) and Choromytilus meridionalis (…

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