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Title: Trace metals in the marine intertidal hermit crab Pagurus samuelis (Crustacea: decapoda) in Californian waters
Student Author(s): Peters, Judith L.
Faculty Advisor(s): Abbott, Donald
Pages: 34
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1971
Keywords: marine pollution
Abstract: Amounts of Ag, Cd, Cu, Mn, Pb, and Zn were measured in the hermit crab Pagurus samuelis from eight locations on the California coast between San Francisco and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Highest and lowest average values obtained were: Ag (5.0-1.5), Cd (3.1-1.2), Cu (200.7-44.6), Mn (24.2-6.5), Pb (23.4-14.8), and Zn (108.8-76.4). Females did not differ significantly from males for most metals in most areas. High levels of zinc and copper in Pagurus samuelis show some relation to possible local sources in the environment.