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Main Title Screening of Candidate Species for Development of Standard Operating Procedures for Aquatic Toxicity Testing with Resident Chesapeake Bay Biota.
Author Ziegenfuss, M. C. ; Hall, L. W. ;
CORP Author Maryland Univ., Queenstown. Wye Research and Education Center.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher Mar 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number CBP/TRS-103/94;
Stock Number PB94-177482
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Water pollution effects ; Chesapeake Bay ; Biota ; Biological indicators ; Estuaries ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Toxic substances ; Marine biology ; Criteria ; Sensitivity ; Biological effects ; Standard operating procedures ; Eurytemora affinis ; Potamogeton pectinatus
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-177482 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/01/1994
Collation 98p
The goal of this study was to evaluate 25 resident Chesapeake Bay species (vertebrates, invertebrates and plants) as potential candidates for future Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) development for estuarine water column toxicity tests. Candidate species were considered for the following types of toxicity tests: effluent toxicity tests (species needed year round); ambient toxicity tests (species needed approximately once per season) and single chemical toxicity tests (species needed much less frequently than the above two types of tests). Candidate species for future SOP development were evaluated by using the following criteria: ecological significance to Chesapeake Bay; feasibility of culturing and testing year round; and sensitivity to toxic chemicals. The two species recommended for future SOP development are the copepod, Eurytemora affinis and the sago pondweed, Potamogeton pectinatus.