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Main Title Evaluation of Chester River Oyster Mortality.
Author Cooney, J. J. ; Martin, F. D. ; Roosenberg, W. H. ; Freeman, D. H. ; Bostater, Jr, C. R. ;
CORP Author 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.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-R-805976; MD/DNR/TID-83/01;
Stock Number PB84-118850
Additional Subjects Oysters ; Bioassay ; Toxicology ; Shellfish ; Chester River ; Chesapeake Bay ; Estuaries ; Mortality ; Fishes ; Esters ; Tin ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Toxic substances ; Notemigonus chrysoleucas ; Procambarus acutus
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-118850 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 130p
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.