Accumulation of pollutants in marine wildlife

Other Names:
Accumulation of contaminant residues in marine animals

Environmental pollution is characterized by the accumulation of toxic metals, chemical and petrochemical residues and radionuclides in marine wildlife. Radionuclides are accumulated as a result of fallout from nuclear weapons testing and from nuclear reactor accidents.


The level of PCBs, polychlorinated biphenyls, in marine mammals' fat is rising worldwide.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below Water
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
28.02.2022 – 06:41 CET