||Evaluation of Chester River Oyster Mortality.
Cooney, J. J. ;
Martin, F. D. ;
Roosenberg, W. H. ;
Freeman, D. H. ;
Bostater, Jr, C. R. ;
||Maryland Univ., Solomons. Chesapeake Biological Lab. ;Maryland Water Resources Administration, Annapolis.;Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis. Tidewater Administration.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Chester River ;
Chesapeake Bay ;
Water pollution effects(Animals) ;
Toxic substances ;
Notemigonus chrysoleucas ;
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Analysis of phthalate esters, tin and organotin compounds and aquatic bioassays were conducted in the Chester River, a subestuary of Chesapeake Bay. No point source bioassays showed mortality of organisms. Analysis of phthalate esters in alluvial sediments showed a decreasing trend downstream from a point source effluent. Tin, microorganisms resistant to tin and microorganisms capable of transforming inorganic tin to organotin(s) were present at sampling sites. No signficant field mortality of oysters were observed. Additional monitoring for phthalate esters is recommended.