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Monitoring pesticides in the Great Barrier Reef

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor University Of Queensland
dc.contributor Qhss
dc.contributor Univ Queensland
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Catchment Reef Cooperat Res Ctr
dc.contributor Natl Res Ctr Environm Toxicol
dc.contributor Gbrmpa
dc.contributor Terrain Nrm
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en MUELLER, JOCHEN F. SHAW, MELANIE FURNAS, MILES J. FABRICIUS, KATHARINA HAYNES, DAVID CARTER, STEVE EAGLESHAM, GEOFF 2013-02-28T06:45:59Z 2013-02-28T06:45:59Z 2017-03-21T00:51:41Z 2019-05-09T01:02:42Z 2013-02-28T06:45:59Z 2017-03-21T00:51:41Z 2017-03-21T00:51:41Z 2019-05-09T01:02:42Z 2010-01-01
dc.identifier 8387 en
dc.identifier.citation Shaw M, Furnas MJ, Fabricius KE, Haynes D, Carter S, Eaglesham G and Mueller JF (2010) Monitoring pesticides in the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 60: 113-122. en
dc.identifier.issn 0025-326X
dc.description Link to abstract/full text - en
dc.description.abstract Pesticide runoff from agriculture poses a threat to water quality in the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and sensitive monitoring tools are needed to detect these pollutants. This study investigated the utility of passive samplers in this role through deployment during a wet and dry season at river mouths, two near-shore regions and an offshore region. The nearshore marine environment was shown to be contaminated with pesticides in both the dry and wet seasons (average water concentrations of 1.3-3.8 ng L-1 and 2.2-6.4 ng L-1, respectively), while no pesticides were detected further offshore. Continuous monitoring of two rivers over 13 months showed waters flowing to the GBR were contaminated with herbicides (diuron, atrazine, hexazinone) year round, with highest average concentrations present during summer (350 ng L-1). The use of passive samplers has enabled identification of insecticides in GBR waters which have not been reported in the literature previously. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorship This work received funding assistance from a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Catchment to Reef Scholarship. The authors thank Tim Cooper and Craig Humphrey, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Deb Bass, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), and the crew of the Lady Basten for providing boating, logistic and field support. Further thanks are due to Anita Kapernick, Tanya Komarova and Andrew Dunn, National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (EnTox), for invaluable assistance maintaining the long-term sampling program. The National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (EnTox) is a joint venture of the University of Queensland and Queensland Health.
dc.description.uri en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Marine Pollution Bulletin - pages: 60: 113-122 en
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.subject Agricultural Runoff
dc.subject Coastal Waters
dc.subject Organic Pollutants
dc.subject Region
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Australia
dc.subject Chemcatcher (r)
dc.subject Sediments
dc.subject Passive Sampling
dc.subject Environmental Sciences
dc.subject Lagoon
dc.subject Time
dc.subject Passive Samplers
dc.subject Semi-permeable Membrane Devices (spmds)
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Queensland
dc.subject Circulation
dc.subject Polydimethylsiloxane (pdms)
dc.title Monitoring pesticides in the Great Barrier Reef
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.08.026
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000274874400022

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