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Main Title Environmental biology state-of-the-art seminar /
Author Archibald, Patricia A. ;
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Archibald, Patricia A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Exploratory Research.
Publisher Published by Office of Exploratory Research, Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/9-82-007
Stock Number PB83-252478
OCLC Number 37344908
Subjects Nature--Effect of human beings on--Congresses ; Marine pollution--Congresses ; Pollution--Measurement--Models--Congresses
Additional Subjects Benthos ; Ecology ; Water pollution ; Mobile Bay ; Meltings ; Nematodes ; Mortality ; Drilling fluids ; Foraminifera ; Bioassay ; Environmental impacts ; Toxicity ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Life cycles ; Crustacea ; Growth ; Fishes ; Habitats ; Bioindicators
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EJBD  EPA 600-9-82-007 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/08/2016
EKCD  EPA-600-9-82-007 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 09/24/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-9-82-007 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB83-252478 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 256 pages
Static bioassays using benthic meiofauna (Chromadorina germanica (nematode), Nitocra typica (harpacticoid copepod), Allogromia laticollaris (foraminifera), and Euplotes vannus (ciliate)), as sensitivity indicators were run testing drilling muds from Mobile (Alabama) bay. Mud sample types were raw, desilter, and desander/desilter. Drilling mud mixtures with sand was an unfavorable substrate for several animals, restricting their body and feeding movements and causing them to starve to death. When the mixtures were embedded in agar to change their physical properties the animals moved and fed normally. The results of this preliminary study suggest that two of the animals tested, Chromadorina germanica and Allogromia laticollaris have the potential to be developed into bioassay tools for marine benthic muds.
"Organized by Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research Grants and Centers; held at College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, July 20-22, 1981." EPA-600/9-82-007, April 1982. Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256).