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Main Title Toxic Contaminants in Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) and Spot Prawn (Pandalus platyceros) from Puget Sound, Washington, USA.
Author Carey, A. J. ; Niewolny, L. A. ; Lanksbury, J. A. ; West, J. E.
CORP Author Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.; Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia.; Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Puget Sound Estuary Program.
Year Published 2014
Stock Number PB2016-103980
Additional Subjects Crabs ; Prawns ; Toxicity ; Crustaceans ; Contaminants ; Human health ; Risk assessment ; Sampling ; Data collection ; Muscle tissue ; Dungeness crab ('Metacarcinus magister') ; Spot prawn ('Pandalus platyceros') ; Puget Sound (Washington)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2016-103980 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 121p
In 2011-2012 the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) conducted a Puget Sound-wide assessment of toxic contaminants in Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) and spot prawn (Pandalus platyceros); its purpose was to (a) evaluate the geographic extent and magnitude of toxic contaminants in these two crustacean species in Puget Sound and (b) to provide contaminant data to Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to conduct a human health risk assessment. The study was designed to sample animals typically taken in fisheries, across areas typically fished, and using typical sport-fishery gear. In addition, within each species, we sought to hold potentially confounding biological covariates (such as size and sex) constant across sampling areas. Data summaries herein are focused on a comparison of contaminant concentrations in crustacean tissues across sampling areas in Puget Sound.