Impact of recent coastal development and human activities on Nha Trang Bay (Vietnam): evidence from a Porites lutea geochemical record

Nguyen, A. D., Zhao, J-x, Feng, Y-x, Hu, W-p, Yu, K-f, Gasparon, M., Pham, T. B. and Clark, T. R. (2013) Impact of recent coastal development and human activities on Nha Trang Bay (Vietnam): evidence from a Porites lutea geochemical record. Coral Reefs, 32 1: 181-193. doi:10.1007/s00338-012-0962-4


Author Nguyen, A. D.
Zhao, J-x
Feng, Y-x
Hu, W-p
Yu, K-f
Gasparon, M.
Pham, T. B.
Clark, T. R.
Title Impact of recent coastal development and human activities on Nha Trang Bay (Vietnam): evidence from a Porites lutea geochemical record
Formatted title
Impact of recent coastal development and human activities on Nha Trang Bay (Vietnam): evidence from a Porites lutea geochemical record
Journal name Coral Reefs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0722-4028
1432-0975
Publication date 2013-03
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00338-012-0962-4
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 181
End page 193
Total pages 13
Place of publication Springer
Publisher Heidelberg, Germany
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Nha Trang Bay (NTB) is located on the Central Vietnam coast, western South China Sea. Recent coastal development of Nha Trang City has raised public concern
over an increasing level of pollution within the bay and degradation of nearby coral reefs. In this study, multiple proxies (e.g., trace metals, rare earth elements (REEs), and Y/Ho) recorded in a massive Porites lutea coral colony were used to reconstruct changes in seawater conditions in the NTB from 1995 to 2009. A14-year record of REEs and other trace metals revealed that the concentrations of terrestrial trace metals have increased dramatically in response to an increase in coastal  development projects such as road, port, and resort constructions, port and river dredging, and dumping activities since 2000. The effects of such developmental
processes are also evident in changes in REE patterns and Y/Ho ratios through time, suggesting that both parameters are critical proxies for marine pollution.
Keyword Coral reefs
Nha Trang Bay
Pollution
Porites lutea
Rare earth elements
Vietnam
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 11 October 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Earth Sciences Publications
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