Assessment of Heavy Metal Contents in Blue Swimming Crab from the Northeastern Mediterranean Sea, Mersin Bay, Turkey

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Assessment of Heavy Metal Contents in Blue Swimming Crab from the Northeastern Mediterranean Sea, Mersin Bay, Turkey

August 24, 2021 Environment and Earth Science 0

The current study looks at the levels of cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), chromium (Cr), aluminium (Al), and iron (Fe) in the carapace meat of female and male blue swimming crabs (Portunus segnis) from the northeastern Mediterranean Sea in Turkey’s Gulf of Mersin. In both male and female species, the average heavy metal concentrations in carapace meat samples were Zn>Fe >Cu>Al>Mn>Cr>Pb. The amounts of various metals, such as Cu, Zn, and Fe, were greater than the permitted values for human consumption, according to the findings. a number of health groups Our findings, when compared to those of earlier investigations, revealed that blue swimming crab (Portunus segnis) were polluted with heavy metals. Industrial and maritime traffic activities in Mersin Bay are suspected to be causing excessive amounts of Cu, Zn, and Fe in the aquatic environment. It may be proposed that heavy metal levels should be biomonitored on a regular basis – especially depending on the season – if they consistently exceed the maximum allowable limits for human consumption.

Author(s) Details

Mine Perçin Olgunoğlu
Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Program, Kahta Vocational Training School, Adiyaman University, Turkey.

İlkan Ali Olgunoğlu
Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Program, Kahta Vocational Training School, Adiyaman University, Turkey.

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