Chemical and microbiological characterization of mangrove sediments after a large oil-spill in Guanabara Bay - RJ - Brazil

Maria do Carmo Maciel-Souza, Andrew Macrae, Antonia Garcia Torres Volpon, Patrícia Silva Ferreira, Leda Cristina Mendonça-Hagler
2006 Brazilian Journal of Microbiology  
Seventeen months after a 1,3 million L oil spill into Guanabara Bay, analyses of mangrove sediments showed that the three sites closest to the spill remain highly polluted (>10 μg-g -1 polyaromatic hydrocarbons). A fourth site was less polluted, from which most hydrocarbon degrading bacteria were isolated.
doi:10.1590/s1517-83822006000300013 fatcat:bpc3ues7f5b2tpdzq4hr76qyea