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Data set name

Mercury and methylmercury in molluscs of Ria de Pontevedra (NW Spain) in 1989-91

Data holding centreSantiago de Compostela Un iversity. Department of Analytical Chemistry (USC)
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 1989 to 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Ria de Pontevedra (Galicia, NW Spain)

Observations 
Parameters

Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks

Description 
Summary

The different stations for the sampling of molluscs were laid out to cover the area of the Ria of Pontevedra opposite the Cellulose Company (ENCE) and the Chloride-Ash Company (ELNOSA). Rock mussels, clams and cockles were sampled. The frequency of samples was twice yearly. Rock samples were also sampled at other points of the Ria of Pontevedra (Cangas/Aldan, Bueu/Mourisca, Bueu/Peneda, Bueu/Aguete, Marin/Portacel, Pontevedra/Placeres, Poio/Combarro, Poio/Raxo, Sanxenxo). Also reference value samples were taken at the Rias of Vigo and Arosa. Total mercury was analyzed using cold stream technique, and methylmercury using GC-ECD.

OriginatorsSantiago de Compostela Un iversity. Department of Analytical Chemistry (USC)
Availability 
OrganisationSantiago de Compostela Un iversity. Department of Analytical Chemistry (USC)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr. Pilar Bermejo/Dr. Carmen Casais
Address

Santiago de Compostela Un iversity. Department of Analytical Chemistry (USC)
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela Departamento de Química Analítica, Nutrición y Bromatología Facultad de Química Avda. de las Ciencias, s/n
Santiago de Compostela (La Coruña)

15782
Spain

Telephone+34 981 563100
Facsimile+34 981 547 141 / 981 595012
Emailqnsec@usc.es
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8028002
Global identifier2634
Last revised2010-11-22