Promote the study of watersheds and coastal areas at the University Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, Cienfuegos, Cuba, contemplates a multidisciplinary master's program, while encouraging research into the topic from an evaluation of social development of the territory.
By: Taily Sánchez Zúñiga y Julio Martínez Molina
"JUVENTUD REBELDE', Havana, Cuba, 07 de agosto de 2009 00:23:46 GMT
CIENFUEGOS, Cuba .- The Faculty of Humanities of the University Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, Cienfuegos, developed with the scientific support of the Center for Environmental Studies, a project for integrated management of coastal areas and watersheds.
This study provides a multidisciplinary master's program, while encouraging research into the topic from an assessment of the area of social development and change in the cultures of food, transportation, fishing and production technologies, among others. It is considered of vital importance to maintain the vitality of marine ecosystems on the basis of an appropriate relationship with the society, the very next seat in the city of Cienfuegos and the Bay of Jagua.
Specialists of the Center for Environmental Studies (CEAC) develops a number of studies on the marine environment, meant to JR his deputy, Charles M. Alonso. Alonso, cienfuegueros other specialists, researchers from the Institutes of Biology and Genetics at the University of Ancona, and the Research Center of the Marine Environment, La Spezia, both in Italy, studied arsenic concentrations in different species of the bay. The research, undertaken in algae, crustaceans and fish, took into account that in this geographical area there were two significant incidents of pollution due to accidental spills in waters of different levels of arsenic.
Enclaves of the industrial area also poured occasionally this type of waste to the southern bay. Species were observed for this work Dyctiota sp algae, Hypnea and Laurencia papillosa Spinelle; crustaceans Callinectes sapidus (crab), and Litopenaeus schmitti Farfantepenaeus notalis (two kinds of shrimp) and fish Albula culpes (bonefish), Caranx sp (cojinúa ) Haemulon sp (snore), Lutjanus sinagris (rabirrubia) and Micropogonias furnieri (bass). The data analysis confirmed that the total arsenic content showed no marked variations in different species, only two were given sobreacumulación of inorganic arsenic, but none of these cases classified as high toxicological relevance.