Organophosphate Pesticide Concentrations in Coral Tissues of Indonesian Coastal Waters

Sabdono, Agus and Kang, Suil and Hur, Hor-Gil and Grossart, Hans-Peter and Simon, Meinhard and Radjasa, Ocky Karna (2007) Organophosphate Pesticide Concentrations in Coral Tissues of Indonesian Coastal Waters. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences , 10 (11). pp. 1926-1929. ISSN 1028-8880

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In this study we evaluated the persistence of diazinon, chiorpyrifos, profenofos, parathion, malathion and ethion in dead coral tissues of Indonesian coastal waters (Java, Bali, Sulawesi and Komodo). Comparison of the residue levels in coral tissues showed that the highest presence of organophosphate concentrations was detected in a coral sample collected from Java coastal waters. While medium amounts of a contaminant diazinon can still lead to detectable in Bali and Sulawesi coastal waters. Prominent contamination of organophosphate was not found in a sample collected from Komodo. Neither parathion nor malathion were detected in any of the samples. This result implies that the geographical variations of organophosphate compounds are determined by the possible usage of these chemicals around coastal waters at the present or in the past There is need for further work to identify sources and fate of pesticide contaminants, as well as to improve monitoring of pesticide use

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Organophosphate, coral tissues, GC-MS
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions:Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences > Department of Marine Science
ID Code:363
Deposited By:Mr. Sugeng Priyanto
Deposited On:24 Jul 2009 10:57
Last Modified:29 Jul 2009 12:53

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