|Budget Amount *help
¥19,110,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,410,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥1,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥300,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥1,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥300,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥4,290,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥990,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥12,220,000 (Direct Cost: ¥9,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,820,000)
Biomonitoring procedure using some environmental organisms was applied to assess pollution of port sediments collected at high maritime activity. Some sediments were very toxic to marine photobacteria, which could respond according to the quality of the port sediments. It was, however, difficult to ascertain the observed toxicity with residues of some antifouling compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the toxic sediments. It was suggested that a wide variety of toxic compounds existed in port sediments.