|Keywords||MEDPOL Phase III, Aegean Sea, nutrients, metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons|
|Abstract||The present survey was carried out in the framework of MEDPOL Phase III (2004 – 2006), aiming to provide recent information for the long-term monitoring of pollution trends in selected susceptible marine environments along the Mediterranean coastline. Information was collected from a network of four stations spaced out along the eastern coast of the Island of Lesvos, Greece, including a high risk station near the harbour of the city of Mytilini. Pollutants in abiotic components of the marine environment (seawater, sediment) as well as in selected marine organisms (M. barbatus and B. boops) were measured. It was found that there is no evidence of substantial pollution of the marine environment (seawater, sediment and fish) with respect to the pollutants measured. However, it was shown that although the uncontrolled discharge of untreated effluents has been reduced since the beginning of the operation of the Mytilini sewage treatment plant in 2001, sediments near the harbour of the city still carry increased loads of metals of anthropogenic origin. Furthermore, the small quantity of untreated sewerage that still flows out in the harbour of the city seems to affect water quality, since a higher mesotrophic character with eutrophic trends was observed in the area.|
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|Aloupi M||University of the Aegean, Dept. of Environmental Studies University Hill, 81100 Mytilene, Greecefirstname.lastname@example.org||6|
|Angelidis M||Professor NTUA, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), 42 Patission street, 10682 Athens, Greeceemail@example.com||8|
|Gabriel A||Department of Environmental Studies, University of the Aegean, University Hill, 81100 Mytilini, Greece||2|
|Karantanelli M||Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, University Hill, 81100 Mytilini, Greece||2|
|Koulousaris M||Department of Environment, University of Aegean, Mytilini 81100, Greece||4|
|Nikolaou AD||Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, University Hill, 81100 Mytilene, Greecefirstname.lastname@example.org||44|
|Petsas A||University of the Aegean, Dept. of Environmental Studiesemail@example.com||6|
|Tsirtsis G||Associate Professor, University of the Aegean, Department of Marine Sciences, School of the Environment, University of the Aegean, University Hill, 811 00 Mytilini, Greecefirstname.lastname@example.org||12|
|Vagi M||University of the Aegean, Dept. of Environmental Studies||5|
|Vlatsiotou F||Department of Environmental Studies, University of the Aegean, University Hill, 81100 Mytilini, Greece||4|
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