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RECORD NUMBER: 42 OF 43
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Toxic contaminant characterization of aquatic organisms in Galveston Bay a pilot study /|
|Author||Brooks, James M. ; Wade, T. L. ; Dennicutt, M. C. ; Wiesenburg, D. A. ; Wilkinson, D.|
|CORP Author||Galveston Bay National Estuary Program,, Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Texas Water Commission, Austin.|
|Publisher||Galveston Bay National Estuary Program,|
|Report Number||GBNEP-20; EPA-CE-06550-01|
|Subjects||Aquatic biology ; Marine pollution--Texas ; Environmental impact statements--Texas--Galveston Bay ; Contamination (Technology) ; Galveston Bay (Tex.)|
|Additional Subjects||Marine fishes ; Shellfish ; Water pollution sampling ; Galveston Bay ; Bioassay ; Collecting methods ; Liver ; Tissues(Biology) ; Oysters ; Crabs ; Toxicity ; Pesticides ; Zinc ; Lead(Metal) ; Copper ; Organic compounds ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Graphs(Charts) ; Heavy metals|
|Collation||xvi, 341 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.|
The study characterizes contamination in edible fish and shellfish from Galveston Bay. The sampling design called for the analysis of trace contaminants in five species from four sites in Galveston Bay. The goal of the sampling program was to collect ten specimens of each target organism that were of legal market size from each collection site. Standard fisheries data were recorded for all collections. The analytical program called for the analyses of 10 individual specimens of the target organisms from each site (200 edible tissue (muscle) samples). Fifty (50) liver samples were composed for analysis from the 120 fishes. The trace contaminants that were measured included heavy metals, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's), pesticides and PCBs and a GC-MS scan for other EPA organic priority pollutants. In general, trace contaminants were higher in oyster and crab tissues than fish tissue.
"This study was initiated to provide information on the concentrations of heavey metals and organic priority pollutants in edible fish and shellfish from Galveston Bay." -- p. 5.