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Main Title Evaluation of Three Fish Species as Bioassay Organisms for Dredged Material Testing.
Author Rubinstein, N. I. ; Gilliam, W. T. ; Gregory, N. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.;Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/X-83-062; AR-21-F-2-5770; WES-MP-D-84-1;
Stock Number AD-A153 983/2
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Dredged materials ; Fishes ; Accumulation ; Consistency ; Control ; Dredged materials ; Fishes ; Harbors ; New york ; Response ; Solid phases ; Solids ; Survival(General) ; Test methods ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Contamination ; Biphenyl ; Chlorinated hydrocarbons ; Cyprinodon variegatus ; Fundus similis ; Menidia menidia ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Bioaccumulation
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Three fish species, Cyprinodon variegatus, Fundulus similis, and Menidia menidia, were evaluated to determine which is most suitable as a bioassay organism for solid phase testing of dredged material. Acute toxicity and bioaccumulation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were monitored for 52 days of exposure to two types of dredged material collected from the New York harbor. Cyprinodon variegatus displayed the most consistent accumulation of PCBs. However, no definition statement can be made regarding acute toxicity response because of poor control survival, Review of the literature indicates the M. menidia is the most sensitive of the three species examined and, consequently, it is felt that this species should be strongly considered as a candidate for solid testing. Originator supplied keywords: Biological assay, Dredged material, Fishes, Effect of water pollution on, Pollution--Research, Water--Pollution--Environmental aspects.