Regional Organization for the Protection
of the Marine Environment

Contaminant Screening

Trace Metals

  • The majority of trace metals concentrations in sediments and biota correspond to natural background levels in marine environments
  • Mercury concentrations continue to be very low in sediment and the observed total Hg levels in fish (Hamoor) maintained to be below the 0.5 µg g-1 (wet wt) threshold
  • Unexplained high concentrations of Arsenic have been maintained in some bivalves during 1994-2005
  • Nickel and Chrome dominant in high concentration in almost all collected inter-tidal sediments
Examples of Obtained Results

Trend of Country-Mean of Metal Concentration (µg g-1) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Levels of Metals Concentration in Near-shore Sediment in I. R. Iran

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