Analysis of the Content of Cadmium (Cd) in seawater, E. Acoroides Seagrass and Mullet Fish in Ambon Bay

Razia Latuconsina,Anwar Daud,Ruslan

Heavy metal is one of the pollution materials in Ambon Bay cause by residents due to various activities. This study aims to determine the content of cadmium in seawater, E.acoroides seagrass and mullet fish in the inner waters of Ambon Bay. The type of research used was observational with a descriptive approach. The number of locations for sampling seawater, seagrass and fish is 4 points. The sampling method used is grab samples. Samples were examined by Spectra 50 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer in the Laboratory. The results showed that cadmium content in seawater at the four points averaged <0.0010 mg / l, so it can be stated that it still fulfills the requirements based on the Decree of the State Minister of Environment No. 51 of 2004 concerning Sea Water Quality Standards for marine biota namely 0.01 mg / l. In seagrass, Cd content ranged from undetectable - 0.032 mg / kg, so it did not meet the requirements in accordance with Ministerial Decree No. LH. 51 of 2004 concerning Sea Water Quality Standards for marine biota namely 0.01 mg / l. Whereas in fish ranged from undetectable - 0.095 mg / kg, so that it still fulfilled the requirements based on BPOM RI No.HK. about the maximum limit of microbial and chemical contamination in food which is 0.1 mg / kg. The conclusions obtained from the results of the study show that the cadmium content in fish seagrass is higher than sea water. It is recommended to the public not to dispose of their waste directly into Ambon Bay to reduce the level of bay pollution.

Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 1352-1357