Relationships and bioaccumulation of chemical elements in the Baikal seal (Phoca sibirica)

Tomasz Ciesielski, Mikhail V. Pastukhov, P. Fodor, Zsuzsanna Bertenyi, Jacek Namieśnik, Piotr Szefer

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Abstract

Concentrations of Al, Ba, Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Si, Sr, Zn, Ca, K, Mg, Na and P in the livers of Baikal seal, plankton, zoobenthos, and fish, constituting the food sources for the seals, were determined by ICP-MS and ICP-AES. The accumulation of elements in the liver of seals, affected by internal and external (environmental) factors, was assessed by multidimensional (ANOVA, FA) and correlation analyses. FA has enabled identification of abiotic and biotic factors responsible for the accumulation of elements in the livers of Baikal seals. Significant influence of sex and development stage of the seals analysed on hepatic concentrations of some elements was found. The observed differences in element concentrations between pups, males and females could be attributable to the reproductive cycle of this species. ANOVA showed differences in concentrations of Fe, Zn, Cu and Cd in seals from the three separate basins of the lake. BMFs suggest biomagnification of Fe and Zn in the fish-seal trophic link.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-384
Number of pages13
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Volume139
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

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Bioaccumulation
chemical element
Chemical elements
bioaccumulation
Seals
zoobenthos
biotic factor
Liver
reproductive cycle
fish
plankton
Analysis of Variance
Fishes
environmental factor
Plankton
Sexual Development
Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
food
lake

Keywords

  • Baikal seal
  • Biomagnification
  • Chemical elements
  • Factor analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Pollution

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Relationships and bioaccumulation of chemical elements in the Baikal seal (Phoca sibirica). / Ciesielski, Tomasz; Pastukhov, Mikhail V.; Fodor, P.; Bertenyi, Zsuzsanna; Namieśnik, Jacek; Szefer, Piotr.

In: Environmental Pollution, Vol. 139, No. 2, 01.2006, p. 372-384.

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Ciesielski, Tomasz ; Pastukhov, Mikhail V. ; Fodor, P. ; Bertenyi, Zsuzsanna ; Namieśnik, Jacek ; Szefer, Piotr. / Relationships and bioaccumulation of chemical elements in the Baikal seal (Phoca sibirica). In: Environmental Pollution. 2006 ; Vol. 139, No. 2. pp. 372-384.
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