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Elemental composition and mineralogical characteristics of coastal marine sediments of Tutuila, American Samoa

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Surface sediment samples were collected from 5 pristine coastal areas and 1 potentially contaminated coastal site on Tutuila, the main island of American Samoa, an isolated island group in the South Pacific Ocean. Samples were analysed for total element analysis (15 elements) and mineralogy. The results indicated no evidence of trace element contamination at any site, including Pago Pago Harbour. Inter-site variations could be explained assuming the sediments consisted predominantly of coralline sand and rubble with varying quantities of basaltic materials derived from local catchments. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Authors


  •   Morrison, R John.
  •   Peshut, Peter (external author)
  •   Lasorsa, Brenda K. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Morrison, R. J., Peshut, P. & Lasorsa, B. K. (2010). Elemental composition and mineralogical characteristics of coastal marine sediments of Tutuila, American Samoa. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 60 (6), 925-930.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77953621116

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/5060

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 925

End Page


  • 930

Volume


  • 60

Issue


  • 6

Abstract


  • Surface sediment samples were collected from 5 pristine coastal areas and 1 potentially contaminated coastal site on Tutuila, the main island of American Samoa, an isolated island group in the South Pacific Ocean. Samples were analysed for total element analysis (15 elements) and mineralogy. The results indicated no evidence of trace element contamination at any site, including Pago Pago Harbour. Inter-site variations could be explained assuming the sediments consisted predominantly of coralline sand and rubble with varying quantities of basaltic materials derived from local catchments. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Authors


  •   Morrison, R John.
  •   Peshut, Peter (external author)
  •   Lasorsa, Brenda K. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Morrison, R. J., Peshut, P. & Lasorsa, B. K. (2010). Elemental composition and mineralogical characteristics of coastal marine sediments of Tutuila, American Samoa. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 60 (6), 925-930.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77953621116

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/5060

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 925

End Page


  • 930

Volume


  • 60

Issue


  • 6