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Accumulation of Two Metallic Elements (Zn, Pb) in the Mule (Flathead Grey Mullet Linnaeus 1758) Fishing in the Bay of Oran

Authors(6) :-Sultana BOUHADIBA, Fatma BELHOUCINE, Chafika HEBBAR, Amel alioua, Rahma BENHABARA, Zitouni BOUTIBA

Our present study focused on the evaluation of two concentrations of heavy metals (Pb, Zn) in the mullet (Mugil cephalus Linnaeus. 1758) caught in the Bay of Oran. This fish reflects very well the quality of its habitat, it is a very abundant species in Algerian coastal waters and much appreciated by the Algerian consumer. The monthly sampling took place over a period of six months from February to July 2010, three bodies have been considered: the liver detoxification organ, the gonads, reproductive organs and muscle representing the portion consumed by 'Man.The heavy metal concentrations were determined by the atomic absorption spectrophotometry flame in function of several parameters (gender, month, organs, and the sampling site).It appears from this study that the mullet (Mugil cephalus) contains the two wanted metal pollutants, the most important grades are those of Zinc is 80.55mg / kg and the lowest are those of the Lead 0.03 mg / kg. The results obtained treated showed no statistically significant difference between the heavy metal content of both sexes at the target organs and between the sampling area. The levels of trace metal concentrations reflect a certain pollution of target areas.
Sultana BOUHADIBA, Fatma BELHOUCINE, Chafika HEBBAR, Amel alioua, Rahma BENHABARA, Zitouni BOUTIBA
Mulet, Flathead Grey Mullet, heavy metals, Lead, Zinc, contamination, pollution, Oran.
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  Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 6 | CIBA - Conference Proceeding 2015
  Date of Publication : 2017-06-30
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Sultana BOUHADIBA, Fatma BELHOUCINE, Chafika HEBBAR, Amel alioua, Rahma BENHABARA, Zitouni BOUTIBA, "Accumulation of Two Metallic Elements (Zn, Pb) in the Mule (Flathead Grey Mullet Linnaeus 1758) Fishing in the Bay of Oran", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp.15-19, CIBA - Conference Proceeding-2015.
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