Role of seagrasses as biogeochemical sinks and environmental archives

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Researchers: Anna Lafratta (Associated with) ,  Edith Cowan University (Managed by) ,  Milena Fernandes (Associated with) ,  Oscar Serrano (Associated with) ,  Paul Lavery (Associated with)
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Seagrass soil archives collected in Port Pirie (South Australia), where one of the largest smelters in the world is operating in port Pirie since 1889, have been used: 1) to identify temporal and spatial hotspots of Pb, Zn and Cd metal pollution and accumulation within the region linked to environmental and anthropogenic factors, and 2) to quantify the magnitude of Pb, Zn and Cd emissions from the smelter sequestered in the soil of 110 km2 Posidonia australis seagrass meadows.

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