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Main Title Comparison of the Physiological Condition of the Blue Mussel, 'Mytilus edulis', After Laboratory and Field Exposure to a Dredged Material.
Author Nelson., W. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/510 ;ERLN-X109;
Stock Number PB90-142845
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Dredging ; Mussels ; Physiological effects ; Exposure ; Growth ; Field tests ; Tables(Data) ; Comparison ; Reprints ; Mytilus edulis ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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NTIS  PB90-142845 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/15/1990
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Abstract The scope for growth (SFG) of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, was measured after exposure to Black Rock Harbor (BRH) dredged material in the laboratory and the field. A laboratory system was used to provide constant exposure levels, ranging from 0 to 10 mg/L, of suspended BRH sediment. Results indicated that concentrations as low as 1.5 mg/L BRH material reduced SFG, clearance rates, and shell growth. In the field, mussels were placed along a transect from the center of the disposal mound to a clean area that was distant from the disposal mound. The estimated maximum BRH exposure in the field (0.8 mg/L) produced no apparent reduction in the SFG of mussels collected 1 m above the bottom at the field sites. The level of BRH material estimated to affect SFG in field-exposed mussels (>0.8 mg/L) was within the range estimated from laboratory experiments (0-1.5 mg/L).
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Pollution Physiology of Estuarine Organisms 17, p185-205 1987.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Comparison of the Physiological Condition of the Blue Mussel, 'Mytilus edulis', After Laboratory and Field Exposure to a Dredged Material.
Category Codes 68D; 57Y; 57S; 47D
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/05
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 005321779
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Type CAT