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Main Title Responses of Polychaetes to Cadmium-Contaminated Sediment: Comparison of Uptake and Behavior.
Author Olla, B. L. ; Estelle, V. B. ; Swartz, R. C. ; Braun, G. ; Studholme, A. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Narragansett, Newport, OR. Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center. ;National Marine Fisheries Service, Kodiak, AK. Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Center.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/440 ;ERLN-N039;
Stock Number PB90-126558
Additional Subjects Worms ; Cadmium ; Sediments ; Water pollution ; Exposure ; Animal behavior ; Ecology ; Feeding(Supplying) ; Reprints ; Polychaeta ; Bioaccumulation ; Uptake
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-126558 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
The burrowing behavior of three polychaete species (Nereis virens and Nephtys caeca) was examined after variable exposure periods (7, 14, 21 and 28 d) to sediment contaminated with a cadmium concentration of about 40 mg/kg (dry weight). Most comparisons of burrowing times and rates between exposed and unexposed worms were not statistically significant. Those that were significant were relatively minor, e.g., a maximum reduction in burrowing time of 6.3 s, and probably would have little ecological relevance. The feeding behavior of G. dibranchiata on the polychaete Euzonus mucronata was not affected by a 28-d exposure to cadmium-contaminated sediment.