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Pollution status of marine protected areas worldwide and the consequent toxic effects are unknown

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Abessa, Denis M. S. [1] ; Albuquerque, Heitor C. [1] ; Morais, Lucas G. [1] ; Araujo, Giuliana S. [1, 2] ; Fonseca, Taina G. [1, 3] ; Cruz, Ana C. F. [1] ; Campos, Bruno G. [1] ; Camargo, Julia B. D. A. [1, 4] ; Gusso-Choueri, Paloma K. [1] ; Perina, Fernando C. [1] ; Choueri, Rodrigo B. [5] ; Buruaem, Lucas M. [1]
Total Authors: 12
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Campus Litoral Paulista, BR-11330900 Sao Vicente, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Aveiro, Ctr Estudos Ambiente & Mar CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro - Portugal
[3] Univ Algarve, CIMA, P-8005139 Faro - Portugal
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Oceanog, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Inst Mar, BR-11070100 Santos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Review article
Source: Environmental Pollution; v. 243, n. B, p. 1450-1459, DEC 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 8

Chemical pollution is considered a factor that may threaten marine protected areas (MPAs), and recent studies have found contamination and associated biological effects in some MPAs. However, organized data on this topic are lacking. This study reviewed the literature on pollution in MPAs in order to compile data, determine whether MPAs are influenced by pollution and, whenever possible, describe how they are being affected by contaminants. The results show that the pollution status is unknown in most MPAs worldwide. When any information is available, it is often insufficient to diagnose the threats to biodiversity or to support further actions. More robust and extensive information is available on a small number of MPAs, and much less information is available regarding the negative effects of pollution. More than 80% of the areas studied exhibited evidence of contamination at potentially toxic concentrations or were found to have a status that produced toxic effects on the biota. The scientific community is encouraged to study pollution in MPAs worldwide. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/03939-3 - Quality study of natural sediments from the mouth of the Ribeira de Iguape river (APA marinha Litoral Sul, SP), based in ecotoxicological tests
Grantee:Bruno Galvão de Campos
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 11/20745-5 - Sediment quality assessment in Maembipe Sector of Marine Protected Area in the North Coast, surrounding the Ilhabela State Park, SP
Grantee:Roberta Antonioli
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 15/14652-5 - Chemical pollution in Brazilian marine and coastal protected areas: systematic review of the scientific production
Grantee:Heitor Cavalcanti de Albuquerque
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 13/15482-0 - Establishment of site-specific sediment quality guidelines for the Coast of São Paulo state: scientific basis for the creation of a national legislation
Grantee:Lucas Buruaem Moreira
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 11/02682-6 - Sediment toxicity assessment of Marine Protected Area in the Northern coast, surrounding the State Park of Ilha Anchieta, Ubatuba, SP
Grantee:Tainá Garcia da Fonseca
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation