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Contaminants assessment in the coral reefs of Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument

Overview of attention for article published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, May 2013
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Title
Contaminants assessment in the coral reefs of Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
Published in
Marine Pollution Bulletin, May 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.03.001
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Timothy A. Bargar, Virginia H. Garrison, David A. Alvarez, Kathy R. Echols

Abstract

Coral, fish, plankton, and detritus samples were collected from coral reefs in Virgin Islands National Park (VIIS) and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument (VICR) to assess existing contamination levels. Passive water sampling using polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) and semi-permeable membrane devices found a few emerging pollutants of concern (DEET and galaxolide) and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. Very little persistent organic chemical contamination was detected in the tissue or detritus samples. Detected contaminants were at concentrations below those reported to be harmful to aquatic organisms. Extracts from the POCIS were subjected to the yeast estrogen screen (YES) to assess potential estrogenicity of the contaminant mixture. Results of the YES (estrogen equivalency of 0.17-0.31 ng/L 17-β-estradiol) indicated a low estrogenicity likelihood for contaminants extracted from water. Findings point to low levels of polar and non-polar organic contaminants in the bays sampled within VICR and VIIS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 96 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 28 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 16%
Student > Master 14 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Student > Bachelor 6 6%
Other 17 17%
Unknown 11 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 39 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 20%
Chemistry 7 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 19 19%

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#10,720,162
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#2,877
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#108,627
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Outputs of similar age from Marine Pollution Bulletin
#25
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