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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 9, No. 3, 2005, pp. 59-61
Bioline Code: ja05059
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2005, pp. 59-61

 en Determination of total hydrocarbons levels in some marine organisms from some towns within the Rivers State of Nigeria.
JACK, I R; FEKARURHOBO, G K; IGWE, F U; OKOROSAYE-ORUBITE, K

Abstract

The total hydrocarbon (THC) content of three marine organisms; Periwinkles ( Pachyelina aurita check for this species in other resources ), mussels ( Mylitus edulis check for this species in other resources ) and mangrove Oysters ( Cassostrea gasar check for this species in other resources ) from polluted and unpolluted (i.e. control) sampling stations in parts of the Niger Delta area has been assessed. Statistical results revealed that the THC levels in periwinkles, mussels and mangrove oysters in polluted areas vary significantly at 95% confidence level from those from the control station. The results also show that the ability to accumulate total hydrocarbons varies with each organism investigated. Oysters were observed to accumulate the highest concentration of THC while periwinkles were the least. @JASEM

 
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