Trace metals and nutrients in bottom sediments of the Southport Broadwater, Australia
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The Southport Broadwater (Fig. 1) is a semi-enclosed, coastal body of water situated adjacent to the Gold Coast city in south-east Queensland, Australia (153.40ୱ53.42Ŭ 27.80୲7.98ө. The catchment for the Southport Broadwater is intensely urbanised, and as such, the Broadwater is likely to receive significant trace metal and nutrient loads from urban sources. The southern end of the Southport Broadwater also supports a relatively large marina complex, and past marina activities may have contributed to contaminant loads to the aquatic system. This paper provides initial baseline data on trace metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Sn and Zn) and nutrients (N and P) in bottom sediments of the Southport Broadwater.
Marine Pollution Bulletin
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