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Title: Metal, nutrient and hydrocarbon concentrations of Rapid Creek mangrove sediments, Darwin
Author: Fortune, Julia
metadata.ebooks.dc.contributor.corpauthor: Northern Territory. Department of Land Resource Management
Publication location: Palmerston
Publisher: Northern Territory Government
Publication date: 2015-01-01
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Description / Abstract: Rapid Creek is a tropical mangrove lined tidal creek within a largely urban setting of Darwin in the Northern Territory. Increasing development in the catchment has led to a significant number of diffuse pollutant sources to the creek, mainly from urban stormwater discharge to the creek delivering elevated nutrient, hydrocarbon and metal pollutant loads to the coastal creek system. The primary objective of the study was to assess whether the surficial sediments of the creek's mangroves are polluted with metals, nutrients and hydrocarbons. Sediments were examined along the estuarine reach of the creek along three elevation transects extending from the landward to seaward edge. Each transect comprised 3 sample sites represented by replicate samples.
Physical Description: ii, 71 pages : colour illustrations, colour map, tables ; 30 cm.
ISBN: 9781743500842
Series: Report No. 14/2015D
Language: English
Subject: Trace elements
Water pollution
Hazardous substances
Environmental aspects
Environmental health
Subject Location: Rapid Creek
Citation address: http://hdl.handle.net/10070/281988
http://hdl.handle.net/10070/281988
Access: Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)
Copyright owner: Northern Territory Government
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