Use of marine algae as biological indicator of heavy metal pollution in Turkish marine environment

Sayhan Topcuoğlu, Önder Kılıç, Murat Belivermiş, Halim Aytekin Ergül, Gülşah Kalaycı

Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 34134 Vezneciler, Istanbul, TURKEY
Kocaeli University Faculty of Art and Science, Department of Biology, Izmit, TURKEY


The heavy metal concentrations were reviewed in marine algae species collected from Turkish marine environment and the new data also given in the marine algae samples at some stations at the Turkish coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Some data also reviewed at the neighbors countries of the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea.

Key words: Heavy metals, marine algae, Turkish marine environment

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