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Main Title Blue Crab, 'Callinectes sapidus', Hemocyanin Concentrations as an Indicator of Environmental Conditions in the Albemarle/Pamlico Estuary.
Author Engel, D. W. ; Brouwer, M. ; Stevens, J. B. ; Noga, E. J. ;
CORP Author National Marine Fisheries Service, Beaufort, NC. Beaufort Lab. ;Duke Univ., Beaufort, NC. Marine Lab. ;North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. Coll. of Veterinary Medicine.;North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number APES-92-09;
Stock Number PB94-176211
Additional Subjects Biological indicators ; Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary ; Environmental quality ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Bioaccumulation ; Hemocyanin ; North Carolina ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Marine animals ; Crabs ; Pamlico River ; Temporal distribution ; Environmental surveys ; Shellfish ; Concentration(Composition) ; Spatial distribution ; Blue crabs ; Southeast Region(North Carolina)
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NTIS  PB94-176211 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 64p
This report is an investigation of the effects of environmental quality on blue crabs using hemolymph hemocyanin concentrations as an indicator of crab fitness. Blue crab samples were collected at predetermined sites in the Albemarle/Pamlico (NC) study area and in the southeastern part of the state. It was concluded that there is no direct correlation between contaminant accumulation and either depressed hemocyanin concentrations or shell disease among the blue crabs from the Pamlico and Neuse rivers.