Distribution of heavy metals and organic carbon in sediments off Madras and Visakhapatnam

V. Pragatheeswaran, B. Loganathan, A. Ramesh, V.K. Venugopalan

Abstract



Distribution of Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Hg and organic carbon in continental shelf sediments off Madras-Visakhapatnam was studied during the RV Gaveshani cruise 127 and 128 in November-December 1983. Among the 11 stations studied,heavy metal concentrations varied between stations and the results revealed higher values of heavy metals and organic carbon in sediments collected north off Madras than the values obtained for samples collected north off Visakhapatnam

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