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Assessment of Marine Pollution at Bay of Oran, Algeria

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This work aims to the assessment of marine pollution in the Bay of Oran, including zinc, copper, iron and lead. These toxic elements represent a real danger to living organisms. Many factors have increased the marine pollution and marine traffic including the transport of hydrocarbons, industrial and domestic discharges and fishing activities, etc. This study shows essentially the bioconcentration of heavy metals in the species Mytilus galloprovincialis, these filter bivalves have a broad geographical distribution in our study area, so they allow us to better estimate the degree of pollution at the Bay of Oran. The study of changes in metal concentrations has marked some important points for, the four metallic elements are present in the flesh of mussels analyzed at the port of Oran. This study is part of assessment of pollution at the coast of western Algeria to protect the marine environment.

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Baghdad, K. , Bendraoua, A. and Hasnaoui, A. (2015) Assessment of Marine Pollution at Bay of Oran, Algeria. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 7, 1010-1016. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2015.713082.

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