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Main Title Bioaccumulation of PCB Congeners by Blue Mussels 'Mitilus edulis' Deployed in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts.
Author Bergen, B. J. ; Nelson, W. G. ; Pruell, R. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/003 ;ERNL-1364;
Stock Number PB94-140779
Additional Subjects Bioaccumulation ; Mussels ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Dredging ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tissues(Biology) ; Residue ; Seawater ; Monitoring ; Reprints ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Mytilus edulis ; Blue mussels ; New Bedford Harbor
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NTIS  PB94-140779 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) were deployed to monitor the levels of bioavailable contaminants during a pilot dredging project in New Bedford Harbor (NBH), Massachusetts. Dissolved and particulate seawater samples also were collected periodically during these deployments. Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congener concentrations in both mussel tissue and seawater samples were among the quantified contaminants. Large differences in the dissolved and particulate PCB concentrations in seawater and tissue residue concentrations in mussels were observed along a gradient from the upper harbor to Buzzards Bay. Bioconcentration factors (BCFs) were calculated for six PCB congeners at two stations in NBH and a reference site in Buzzards Bay. Equations were generated relating the log BCF to the log octanol/water partition coefficient (Kow) for these congeners.