Les ostracodes, bio-indicateurs de l'impact anthropique dans les lacs salés, salines et lagunes : une étude de cas des côtes du Golfe de Saros (NE de la mer Egée), Turquie

Translated title of the contribution: Ostracoda as bioindicators of anthropogenic impact in salt lakes, saltpans, and a lagoon: A case study from the Gulf of Saros coast (NE Aegean Sea), Turkey

Ipek F. Barut, Atike Nazik, Nuray Balkıs, Abdullah Aksu, Mahmut S. Erşan

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Abstract

The study area consists of wetlands and semi-wetlands (saltpan and salt lakes) that are separated from the Gulf of Saros in the northeastern Aegean Sea by a littoral cordon. Twenty-four samples were collected from the Enez Salt Lake; Dalyan, Enez Gala, Kuvalak, Isik, and Tasalti Lakes; Vakif and Erikli Saltpans; and Karagol Lagoon. The overall distribution of the sediment sizes reveals that they consist predominantly of mud and sand and a mixture of mud, sand, and gravel. The average proportion of gravel size particles is 8.36%. Feldspar and mica are abundant in sand and gravel-sized materials. Ecological conditions of these coastal areas were assessed on the basis of ostracod assemblages that can be considered as useful bioindicators and depend on water depth, temperature, and salinity. In this context, the effects of physical and chemical properties of the environment, geochemistry of the sediment, and anthropogenic impact on the meiofauna, in particular ostracoda, was here evaluated. Cyprideis torosa Jones, a cosmopolitan species of ostracoda, was found in salt lakes. Other species of ostracoda were shown to be affected by environmental conditions. The toxicity of some heavy metals in the saltpans, salt lakes, and hypersaline lagoons was evaluated. Lake Dalyan and Erikli Saltpan display high toxicity for Cu and Cd levels. The distribution of hydrocarbon pollution of terrestrial origin was determined.

Translated title of the contributionOstracoda as bioindicators of anthropogenic impact in salt lakes, saltpans, and a lagoon: A case study from the Gulf of Saros coast (NE Aegean Sea), Turkey
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)351-367
Number of pages17
JournalRevue de Micropaleontologie
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bioindicator
  • Gulf of Saros (NE Aegean Sea)
  • Ostracod
  • Saline coastal environments
  • Sediment geochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Palaeontology

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