||Neanthes long-term exposure experiment further evaluation of the relationship between juvenile growth and reproductive success /
Johns, D. M. ;
Ginn, T. C. ;
||PTI Environmental Services, Bellevue, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Puget Sound Estuary Program.
||PTI Environmental Services,
Water pollution effects(Animals) ;
Inorganic compounds ;
Organic compounds ;
Elliot Bay ;
Puget Sound ;
Dose-response relationship ;
Neanthes arenaceodentata ;
Puget Sound Estuary Program
||Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||iv, 18 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The study reports the results of a long-term exposure of polychaete worms to contaminated sediments in the laboratory. The investigators sought to evaluate the relationship between juvenile worm growth rate and reproductive success in the same worms as adults. This relationship was considered critical in interpreting the significance of the Neanthes sublethal bioassay test. The results of this experiment and a related long-term exposure experiment indicate that there is a relationship between juvenile growth and reproductive success in Neanthes. A reduction in reproductive success was observed in the same sediments that reductions in juvenile growth were observed. The data from this study indicate that significant reductions in growth during the juvenile stage are associated with subsequent reproductive failure of adults during continued exposure to contaminated sediments.
"Puget Sound Estuary Program"--Cover. "February 1991" "EPA contract 68-D8-0085." "PTI contract C744-11."