Geochemistry of ecotoxic trace metals in water, air and anchialine caves of Mljet National Park

Geochemistry of ecotoxic trace metals in water, air and anchialine caves of Mljet National Park

Bjejajka anchialine cave - Mljet NP

Project start date
05/06/2008
Project end date
12/05/2010
Status
Finished
Project category
Društvena zajednica

            This project concluded the first systematic research on spatial and temporal distribution of ecotoxic trace metals (Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb and Zn) in aquatic anchialine ecosystems. These systems are partly submerged speleological objects with highly stratified water column. Significantly elevated trace metal concentrations in both anchialine caves (Bjejajka and Lenga, Mljet National Park) compared to adjacent seawater, were of natural origin. Anchialine caves could be used as suitable natural laboratories for investigation under conditions that are present in deep oceans.

Project leader / principal investigator
Vlado Cuculić

Vlado Cuculić, PhD

Senior scientific associate +385 1 456 1190

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