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Bioaccumulation of Trace Metals in Cyprinus carpio (Common Carp) from Bomuruella Reservoir, Nuwara-Eliya

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N. D. Hettige ,

National Aquatic Resource Research and Development Agency (NARA), Crow Island, Colombo15, LK
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Environmental Studies Division
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K. A. W. S. Weerasekara,

National Aquatic Resource Research and Development Agency (NARA), Crow Island, Colombo 15, LK
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Environmental Studies Division
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S. A. M. Azmy,

National Aquatic Resource Research and Development Agency (NARA), Crow Island, Colombo 15, LK
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Environmental Studies Division
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B. K. K. K. Jinadasa,

National Aquatic Resource Research and Development Agency (NARA), Crow Island, Colombo 15, LK
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Institute of Post-Harvest Technology
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W. D. N, Wickramarachchi

Environmental Studies Division, National Aquatic Resource Research and Development Agency (NARA), Crow Island, Colombo 15, LK
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Abstract

On 15th June 2015 W.D.N Wickramarachchi was ADDED as an author on this paper - The Editor.

Currently, an aquatic ecosystem of Sri Lanka is faced with acute environmental problems due to trace metal pollution. Bomburuella is one of reservoirs situated in Nuwara-Eliya District, Sri Lanka. Trace metal pollution of this reservoir has taking placed due to various anthropogenic activities. Therefore, it is very important to determine the cause for bioaccumulation of trace metals in fish tissues. The aim of this study was to determine the levels of selected trace metals in the tissues of fish species (Cyprinus carpio/Common Carp). Samples were analyzed using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) to determine selected trace metals namely mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd). Results revealed that, the mean concentration of trace metal namely Hg, Pb and Cd recorded as 0.56 ± 0.15 mg/kg,0.50 mg/kg).

Journal of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka: 2015 Vol. 4 No. 1: 64-71
How to Cite: Hettige, N.D. et al., (2015). Bioaccumulation of Trace Metals in Cyprinus carpio (Common Carp) from Bomuruella Reservoir, Nuwara-Eliya. Journal of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka. 4(1), pp.64–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jepsl.v4i1.7854
Published on 05 Jun 2015.
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