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Main Title Development of a chronic sediment toxicity test for marine benthic amphipods /
Author DeWitt, T. H. ; Redmond, M. S. ; Sewall, J. E. ; Swartz, R. C.
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Author Title of a Work
DeWitt, Theodore H.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Narragansett, Newport, OR. Pacific Ecosystems Branch. ;Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.
Publisher G.P.O.,
Year Published 1993
Report Number CBP/TRS 89/93; EPA/903/R-92/017; CONTRIB-N-240; PB93196020
Stock Number PB93-196020
OCLC Number 28691132
Subjects Marine toxins. ; Amphipoda--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Toxicity ; Estuaries ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Bioassay ; Tests ; Chesapeake Bay ; Metals ; Organic compounds ; Crustacea ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Chesapeake Bay Program ; Amphipoda
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD225.C54D28 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/16/1996
EJBM  QP632.M37D52 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/12/2004
EJDD  CB 00567 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 03/29/1996
EKCM  QP632.M37D52 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 08/24/2001
ELDM  QP632.M37D52 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/13/1999
NTIS  PB93-196020 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/2020
Collation 242 p. (in various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
The results of the research effort culminated in the development of a research method for assessing the chronic toxicity of contaminated marine and estuarine sediments using the benthic amphipod, Leptocheirus plumulosus. The first chapter describes the efforts at collecting, handling, and culturing four estuarine amphipods from Chesapeake Bay, including L. plumulosus. This chapter includes maps of the distribution and abundance of these amphipods within Chesapeake Bay and methodologies for establishing cultures of amphipods which could be readily adopted by other laboratories. The second chapter reports the development of acute and chronic sediment toxicity test methods for L. plumulosus, its sensitivity to non-contaminant environmental variables, cadmium, two polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, and contaminated sediment from Baltimore Harbor, MD. The third chapter reports the authors attempts to develop a chronic sediment toxicity test with Ampelisca abdita.
"Chesapeake Bay Program." "CBP/TRS 89/93." "December 1992." "Cooperative agreement #CR-816299010 and contract #68-CO-0051." "Project officer: Robert C. Randall, Office of Research and Development, Pacific Ecosystems Branch." "Printed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Chesapeake Bay Program." Includes bibliographical references.