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Copper in the Ocean Environment

Publisher: American Chemet Corporation
Overview:
Copper is an essential micronutrient to both plants and animals. This paper reviews a number of studies that investigate copper concentrations in ocean water, sediments and organisms. It compares natural and anthropogenic copper concentrations, and includes the findings of this study, which reveal that large variations in concentrations do occur in ocean water, sediments, and organisms due to naturally occurring and anthropogenic copper. A typical Dose Response Curve for micronutrients such as copper is graphically presented, as well as the relationship between copper in the water and sediments, and in organisms. The levels of copper in Antarctic Krill, Blue Crabs, Bladderwrack, and commercial Salmon Feed are illustrated through figures, and a graph displaying location of fish farm and sampling locations is provided in support of text data.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.Introduction1
2.Studies are reviewed and summarized1
3.Results and discussion1-5
4.Acknowledgement7
5.References7-8
6.Figures
6.1Typical Dose Response Curve3
6.2Relationship between copper in the water and sediments and in organisms4
6.3Levels of copper in Antarctic krill4
6.4Copper Level in blue crabs4
6.5.1Location of fish farm and sampling locations5
6.5.2Contents of copper in bladderwrack5
6.6Copper in commercial salmon feed5
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