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Main Title Evaluation of the Toxicity of Marine Sediments and Dredge Spoils with the Microtox (Trade Name) Bioassay.
Author Ankley, G. T. ; Hoke, R. A. ; Giesy, J. P. ; Winger, P. V. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;National Fisheries Contaminant Research Center, Columbia, MO. ;Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife. ;Georgia Univ., Athens. School of Forest Resources.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/095;
Stock Number PB90-117151
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Aquatic microbiology ; Dredging ; Spoil ; Sediments ; Bioassay ; Reprints ; Photobacterium phosphoreum
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-117151 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
The MicrotoxR bioassay was used to evaluate the toxicity of sediment and dredge spoil elutriates from several potentially-contaminated sites in Mobile and Pascagoula Bays. Elutriates were prepared using either local seawater or distilled deionized water (osmotically adjusted with NaCl prior to testing), and MicrotoxR assays were performed with the elutriates and three reference toxicants. There were marked differences in the toxicity of several elutriates and reference toxicants in the two different waters, with the seawater generally resulting in the same or lesser toxicity than the osmotically-adjusted distilled deionized water.