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Author Dight, I. J. (Ian J.), 1948- author

Title Torres Strait Baseline Study : pilot study final report, June 1993 : trace metal concentrations in sediments and selected marine biota as indicator organisms and food items in the diet of Torres Strait Islanders and coastal Papuans / Ian J. Dight, William Gladstone
Edition [Second edition]
Published Townsville, Qld. : Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, 1994

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Description viii, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Series Research publication / Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, 1037-1508 ; no. 29
Research publication / Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (Australia) ; no. 29
Summary Presents results of a scientific study to establish the spatial extent of trace metal inputs resulting from Fly River (Papua New Guinea) discharge and whether there is evidence of elevated metal concentrations within the Torres Strait; presents data collected and concludes that increases in concentrations appear to be associated with coastal run-off during the monsoon season and to be locally elevated in the northern Torres Strait; makes recommendations about indicator species and future sampling programs, with specific recommendations regarding the need to survey trace metal levels in foods which constitute a significant part of the Torres Strait Islander diet
Notes Bibliography; p. 143-149; Includes tables
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aquatic animals -- Effect of water pollution on -- Torres Strait.
Aquatic plants -- Effect of water pollution on -- Torres Strait.
Conservation -- Environmental impact studies
Environment -- Pollution and hazardous substances
Environmental health.
Food contamination.
Indigenous peoples -- Papua New Guinea.
Marine pollution -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Trace elements in the body.
Trace elements -- Environmental aspects -- Torres Strait.
Trace elements -- Analysis.
Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Author Gladstone, William, 1956- author
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
ISBN 0642173877
Other Titles Trace metal concentrations in sediments and selected marine biota as indicator organisms and food items in the diet of Torres Strait Islanders and coastal Papuans
Trace metal concentrations in sediments and selected marine biota as indicator organisms and food items in the diet of Torres Strait islanders and coastal Papuans