||Bioaccumulation of contaminants in crabs and clams in Bellingham Bay /
||Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Puget Sound Estuary Program.
|| Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Environmental Investigations and Laboratory Services, Toxics, Compliance and Ground Water Investigation Section,
Crabs--Washington (State)--Bellingham Bay--Effect of chemicals on. ;
Crabs--Washington (State)--Bellingham Bay--Effect of heavy metals on. ;
Clams--Washington (State)--Bellingham Bay--Effect of chemicals on. ;
Clams--Washington (State)--Bellingham Bay--Effect of heavy metals on. ;
Organochlorine compounds--Bioaccumulation--Washington (State)--Bellingham Bay. ;
Heavy metals--Bioaccumulation--Washington (State)--Bellingham Bay.
Puget Sound ;
Water pollution ;
Bellingham Bay ;
Tissue culture ;
In vitro analysis ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Polychlorinated biphenyls ;
Cancer magister ;
Dungess crab ;
Protothaca staminea ;
||Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA
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||ii, 29 leaves : maps ; 28 cm
Discharges to Bellingham Bay (WA) have led to high sediment concentrations of mercury and PCBs. The study sampled muscle tissue from crab (Cancer magister) and littleneck clams (Tapes japonica, Protothaca staminea) from the bay to evaluate potential levels of bioaccumulation of these and other contaminants. The muscle tissue was analyzed for PCBs, other organochlorine compounds, cadmium, arsenic, lead, and mercury. Clams were also tested for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Overall levels of contaminants examined were low compared with concentrations in tissue taken from areas with known sediment contamination.
Cover title. "September 1991." "Waterbody no. WA-01-0040, Segment no. 01-01-02." Includes bibliographical references (leaves 19-21).