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Main Title Overview of Contaminant Interactions with Surface Films, Zooplankton, and Fish.
Author McNaught, D. C. ;
CORP Author Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Ecology and Behavioral Biology.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-804573; EPA-600/J-82-407;
Stock Number PB84-123827
Additional Subjects Zooplankton ; Ecology ; Water pollution ; Great Lakes ; Food chains ; Organic compounds ; Biphenyl ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Trout ; Concentration(Composition) ; Populations ; Environmental impacts ; Reprints ; Surface films ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-123827 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 6p
Abstract Surface films contain organic matter, rich in lipids which serves to trap contaminants from the atmosphere. At specific times of the day, surface films may also entrap significant numbers of zooplankton, which presumably were attracted to near-surface food supplies and fishes in pursuit of their zooplankton prey. Thus the surfaces of the Great Lakes, as well as of small ponds and the oceans, are relatively rich in both living and decomposing organic matter. Such films are likely microhabitats where lipid-soluble contaminants move with relative ease from one compartment to another in the food web. The author hopes that continued study of dynamic aquatic systems, as outlined in this volume and begining with the atmosopheric input of contaminants like PCBs and terminating with lake trout bearing unacceptable levels, will lead to solutions to the preservice of our Great Lakes and their significant resources for future generations.
Availability Notes Pub. in Jnl. of Great Lakes Research, v8 n2 p358-359 1982.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Overview of Contaminant Interactions with Surface Films, Zooplankton, and Fish.
PUB Date Free Form c1982
Category Codes 8H; 6F; 68D; 48G; 57H
NTIS Prices Not available NTIS
Primary Description 600/03
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 404821587
Origin NTIS
Type CAT