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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2012, Vol 12, Num, 5     (Pages: 453-460)

The Pollution Status of Bottom Surface Sediments Along the Turkish Coast of the Black Sea

Mürşide Sur 1 ,Halil İ. Sur 1 ,Reşat Apak 1 ,Erol Erçağ 1

1 Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Science and Management, Müşküle Sokak, No: 1, Vefa, 34116, Istanbul, Turkey DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_2_36 Viewed : 2114 - Downloaded : 1743 The aim of this work is to assess the sediment pollution by contamination factor (Cf) of metals and degree of contamination (CD) of stations. Sediment samples were collected from 26 stations in autumn 2010 and analyzed for metals (Al, Cd, Cu, Pb, V, and Hg). The degree of contamination is estimated as very high at one station, considerably high at nine stations, moderately high at fifteen stations and low at one station. This study also helps to classify the contaminants whether they are anthropogenic or not. Keywords : Metal, contamination factor, degree of contamination, anthropogenic