Chemical contamination in Mytilus galloprovincialis with metals, PAHs, PCBs and organochlorine pesticides

Date 2021-02
Temporal extent 2008-05 -2008-05
Author(s) Bajt OliverORCID1, Ramšak AndrejaORCID1, Milun Vesna2, Andral Bruno3, Romanelli Giulia4, Scarpato Alfonso4, Mitrić Milena5, Kupusović Tarik6, Kljajić Zoran5, Angelidis Michael7, Ҫullaj Algi8, Galgani FrancoisORCID9
Affiliation(s) 1 : National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station Piran, Fornače 41, 6330 Piran, Slovenia
2 : Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Sedimentology of the Sea, Šetalište I. Meštrovića 63, 21000 Split, Croatia
3 : IFREMER, VIGIES, ZI Brégaillon, 83507 La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
4 : ISPRA, Via V. Brancati, 48, 00144 Rome, Italy
5 : University of Montenegro, Institute of Marine Biology, Dobrota bb, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro
6 : Hydro-Engineering Institute Sarajevo, Stjepana Tomica 1, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
7 : UNEP/MAP, 48 Vas. Konstantinou Av., 11635 Athens, Greece
8 : Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana, Albania
9 : IFREMER, LER PAC, ZI Brégaillon, 83507 La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
DOI 10.17882/79305
Publisher SEANOE
Abstract

The MYTIAD project focused on the assessment of chemical contamination (metals, PAHs, PCBs and organochlorine pesticides) in the Adriatic coastal waters by active mussel watching. Its purpose was harmonising and standardising strategies and methodologies used to assess the contamination status of the Adriatic Sea, in the framework of the WFD, the MSFD and UNEP/MAP Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme. Data on metals pointed out some hotspots along the eastern and western Adriatic Sea coasts, with the highest values of total PAH concentration detected in Split, Trieste, and Taranto (Ionian Sea). PCB and endrin contamination was higher in the Adriatic Sea than in the western Mediterranean Sea. This is the first comprehensive overview of contamination in the Adriatic Sea with critical comparisons of related studies over the Mediterranean Sea. It provides a useful harmonised dataset to support a coordinated definition of baselines, targets and thresholds, and further management of chemical contamination.

Licence CC-BY-SA
Acknowledgements This study was funded by the UNEP (grant to Slovenia MEL-2322- 2534-2664 BL2205 for the MYTIAD project), IFREMER, and by the P1- 0203 Coastal Research Programme financed by the Slovenian Research Agency. The authors greatly appreciate M. Šiško's (NIB, Slovenia) contribution during statistical analysis. The authors would like to thank Corinne Tomasino and Christophe Ravel (IFREMER; France) for technical assistance during mooring and recovering of mussels. We also thank the crews of the R/V L'Europe (IFREMER, France) and R/V Astrea (Italy). Finally, we are grateful to the IFREMER laboratory for the vanadium analysis performed.
Data
File Size Format Processing Access
MYTIAD Metals PAHs 18 KB XLS, XLSX Quality controlled data Open access
MYTIAD Organochlorine pesticides 15 KB XLS, XLSX Quality controlled data Open access
MYTIAD PCBs 14 KB XLS, XLSX Quality controlled data Open access
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Bajt Oliver, Ramšak Andreja, Milun Vesna, Andral Bruno, Romanelli Giulia, Scarpato Alfonso, Mitrić Milena, Kupusović Tarik, Kljajić Zoran, Angelidis Michael, Ҫullaj Algi, Galgani Francois (2021). Chemical contamination in Mytilus galloprovincialis with metals, PAHs, PCBs and organochlorine pesticides. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/79305


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Bajt Oliver, Ramšak Andreja, Milun Vesna, Andral Bruno, Romanelli Giulia, Scarpato Alfonso, Mitrić Milena, Kupusović Tarik, Kljajić Zoran, Angelidis Michael, Ҫullaj Algi, Galgani Francois (2019). Assessing chemical contamination in the coastal waters of the Adriatic Sea using active mussel biomonitoring with Mytilus galloprovincialis. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 141, 283-298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.007