The oil, detergent and heavy metals pollution of Ölüdeniz, Fethiye and Göçek, south west of Turkey
K.C. Güven, B. Öztürk, S. Ünlü, N. Balkis, A. Aksoy, S. Cumali
Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, Müsküle Sok., 1, Vefa, Istanbul, TURKEY
Istanbul University, Faculty of Fisheries, Ordu cad. No:200, Laleli, Istanbul, TURKEY
Oil and detergent levels were determined in Ölüdeniz, Fethiye, Göçek and additionally heavy metal level in Göçek. Max. levels of oil pollution found were 1.99 mg/L in Ölüdeniz, 326,72 µg/L in Fethiye and 14,0 I µg/L in Göçek. Oil level exceeded the limit (13 µg/L) in Ölüdeniz and some Fethiye stations and only one station in Göçek. Max. detergent level was found in Ölüdeniz as 44.24 µg/L, in Fethiye as 37.04 µg/L and in Göçek as 25.29 µg/L. Detergent pollution was high in Ölüdeniz. Heavy metals determined at Göçek are 1.58 mg/g, for chrome, 4.6 % for Ferrum, 790 µg/g for Mangane, 19 µg/g for lead, 48 µg/g for copper, 62 µg/g for zinc. Chrome level exceeded the limit value of 100 µg/g. Oil level in sediment of Göçek at station 2 (145 µg/g) is higher than limit value of sediment (10 µg/g).
Keywords: Oil, detergent, heavy metal, Ölüdeniz, Fethiye, Göçek, seawater, sediment