The physico-chemical characterization, macrobenthic invertebrates and biomarkers of
oxidative stress as indicators of heavy metal (Cu, Fe, Pb, Mn and Zn) contamination in
Ologe Lagoon, Nigeria were investigated from January, 2007 - December, 2008.
Biomarkers of oxidative stress [Catalase (CAT), Glutathione S- transferase (GST),
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Reduced Glutathione (GSH) and Malondialdehyde
(MDA)] activities were evaluated in Pachymelania aurita exposed to sublethal
/50th and 1
/100th) of the 96h LC50 of heavy metals in laboratory
bioassays. The water and air temperatures showed seasonal changes that are indicative of
the rainfall pattern in South-Western, Nigeria. The water depth, turbidity, total suspended
solid (TSS) and dissolved oxygen (DO) were higher in the wet season than in the dry
season while transparency, total dissolved solid and salinity were higher during the dry
season than in the wet season. There were no seasonal variations in the nutrient levels,
chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biological oxygen demand (BOD) values. The
observed levels of Cu, Fe, Zn, Mn and Pb were higher than the World Health
Organization (WHO) limits for drinking water. The temporal variations in the level of the
heavy metals were characterized by irregular fluctuations. The bottom deposits of most of
the sampled stations were muddy (silt/clay). The total organic content (TOC) of sediment
ranged from 0.20 - 66.80 % while sand and mud ranged from 11.00 - 96.84 % and 3.16 -
89.00 % respectively. The level of observed heavy metals in sediment was Fe ˃ Mn ˃ Zn
˃ Cu ˃ Pb. A total of 1671 individuals comprising 3 phyla, 7 classes, 17 families and 19
species were recorded in this study with Phylum Mollusca being the dominant.
Pachymelania fusca quadriseriata accounted for the highest density while Tubifex tubifex
and Chironomus sp. were the most widely distributed.
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