JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.131, pp.179-182, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Ra-226, Th-232, K-40, Cs-137, Radionuclide, Foraminifera, Canakkale Strait
Yıldız Technical University Affiliated:
The radionuclides that cause radioactivity accumulate in the sediments as they descend to the seabed, similar to heavy metals. As radionuclides are present on the surface of the sediment or within the sediment, marine benthic foraminifera can be affected by the radioactive pollution. In this study, the habitat of benthic foraminifera was evaluated for radioactive pollution in the Canakkale Strait, which constitutes the passage of the Marmara Sea and the Aegean Sea.