Heavy metal concentrations in the Sea Snail Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846) from Sinop Coasts of the Black Sea
Levent Bat, Gamze Gönlügür, Müberra Andaç, Meral Öztürk, Mehmet Öztürk
University of Ondokuz Mayis, Sinop Fisheries Faculty, Department of Basic Sciences, 57000 Sinop, TURKEY
University of Ondokuz Mayis, Faculty of Science-Arts, Department of Chemistry, 55139 Samsun, TURKEY
Unvversity of Celal Bayar, Faculty of Science-Arts, Department of Biology, Manisa, TURKEY
The concentrations of copper, zinc, iron, lead, nickel, manganese and cadmium in the living tissue of the sea snail Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846) from the Sinop coasts of the Black Sea have been measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometer for monitoring metal pollution in the coastal water. A statistically significant difference in the concentrations of all metals was observed among three sampling stations. The results were compared to those of several bivalves and gastropods documented previous studies and discussed.
Keywords: Rapana venosa, heavy metal