Nivel de contaminación de sedimentos afectados por el vertido del Prestige y sus efectos sobre el desarrollo embrionario del erizo de mar

  1. N. Fernández 1
  2. A. Cesar 12
  3. M. González 3
  4. Tomás Angel del Valls Casillas 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Cádiz

    Universidad de Cádiz

    Cádiz, España


  2. 2 Universidade Santa Cecília

    Universidade Santa Cecília

    Santos, Brasil


  3. 3 Centro de Investigaciones Submarinas
Ciencias marinas

ISSN: 0185-3880

Year of publication: 2006

Volume: 32

Issue: 2

Pages: 421-427

Type: Article

DOI: 10.7773/CM.V32I22.1085 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Dimensions Cited by: 15 (03-03-2023)
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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2006
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.439
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.395
  • Article influence score: 0.0
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: MARINE & FRESHWATER BIOLOGY Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 72/79 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2006
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.357
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Aquatic Science Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 114/176


(Data updated as of 03-03-2023)
  • Total citations: 15
  • Recent citations: 0
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 1.09


The level of contamination in sediments from several sites on the coast of Galicia (Spain) diversely affected by the Prestige oil spill was evaluated 18 months after the accident. Data of metal and total hydrocarbon concentrations in sediments were integrated with data on the toxicity of these sediments on sea urchin embryos, obtained through bioassays using an aqueous sediment extract (elutriate) containing the soluble phase of fuel. The results of the chemical analyses show that significantly high levels of hydrocarbons and metals accumulate at some localities. Moreover, in some of these cases, they can enter the water column and become available to planktonic organisms, as shown by the results of the bioassays using the larval phases of a local species of sea urchin (Paracentrotus lividus).