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Main Title Bioaccumulation of contaminants in crabs and clams in Bellingham Bay /
Author Cubbage, Jim.
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Solomon, Frances.
Pebles, Lucy.
CORP Author Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Puget Sound Estuary Program.
Publisher Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Environmental Investigations and Laboratory Services, Toxics, Compliance and Ground Water Investigation Section,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/910/9-91/042
Stock Number PB92-166867
OCLC Number 29589739
Subjects 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.
Additional Subjects Puget Sound ; Invertebrates ; Water pollution ; Estuaries ; Bellingham Bay ; Sampling ; Crabs ; Clams ; Sediments ; Tissue culture ; In vitro analysis ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Mercury(Metal) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Toxicity ; Lead(Metal) ; Pesticides ; Tables(Data) ; Tests ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Cancer magister ; Dungess crab ; Protothaca staminea ; Littleneck clams
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ESAD  EPA 910-9-91-042 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/13/2016
NTIS  PB92-166867 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/22/2019
Collation 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).