||Methods for assessing the toxicity of sediment-associated contaminants with estuarine and marine amphipods /
Schlekat, C. E. ;
Scott, K. J.
||Science Applications International Corp., Narragansett, RI.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; Available from the National Technical Information Service,
||EPA 600/R-94/025; 68-C0-004; EPA-68-C0-004; ERLN-1602
Marine pollution--Toxicology. ;
Estuarine pollution--Toxicology. ;
Marine sediments--Analysis. ;
Estuarine sediments--Analysis. ;
Amphipoda--Effect of pollution on.
Marine animals ;
Test methods ;
Aquatic environment ;
Water pollution ;
Tracer techniques ;
Ampelisca abdita ;
Eohaustorius estuarius ;
Leptocheirus plumulosus ;
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||156 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A laboratory method is described for determining the short-term toxicity of contaminated whole sediments using marine and estuarine amphipod crustaceans. Sediments may be collected from estuarine or marine environments or spiked with compounds in the laboratory. A test method is outlined that may be used with any of four amphipod species, including Ampelisca abdita, Eohaustorius estuarius, Leptocheirus plumulosus, and Rhepoxynius abronius. The endpoint in the toxicity test is survival, and reburial of surviving amphipods is an additional measurement that can be used as an endpoint. Procedures are described for use with sediments from oligohaline to fully marine environments.
"June 1994." "...prepared under contract no. 68-C0-004." "EPA 600/R-94/025." Includes errata. Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-134).