Isotopic characteristics of shells Mytilus galloprovincialis from eastern Coastal area of Adriatic Sea

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  • Tjaša Kanduč
  • Davorin Medaković
  • Tadej Dolenec

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https://doi.org/10.5474/geologija.2006.011

Abstract

Samples of Mytilus galloprovincialis were collected from entire Eastern Adriatic coast to determine δ18O and δ13C performed on calcite and aragonite shell layers. The aim of this work was to check whether shells of M. galloprovincialis are good environmental indicators (water temperature, salinity). Based on measured isotopic composition of oxygen in shell layers and assumed isotopic composition in water temperatures of calcite and aragonite of shell lavers were calculated. The calculated temperatures for M. galloprovincialis shell growth of calcite and aragonite shell layer are in good agreement with measured temperatures of sea water. According to our results of δ18O and δ13C in shell layers we can separate the locations of the investigated area into three groups: those with more influence of fresh water, those with less influence of fresh water and those of marine environments.

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Kanduč, T., Medaković, D., & Dolenec, T. (2021). Isotopic characteristics of shells Mytilus galloprovincialis from eastern Coastal area of Adriatic Sea . Geologija, 49(1), 133–140. https://doi.org/10.5474/geologija.2006.011

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