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Main Title Validity of laboratory tests for predicting copper toxicity in streams /
Author Geckler, Jack R. ; Horning, William B. ; Neiheisel, Timothy M. ; Pickering, Quentin H. ; Robinson., Ernest L.
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Author Title of a Work
Geckler, Jack R.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Cincinnati, Ohio. Newtown Fish Toxicology Station.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600/3-76/116
Stock Number PB-264 867
OCLC Number 53293844
Subjects Water quality bioassay. ; Water--Pollution--Measurement. ; Aquatic biology--Technique. ; Copper--Toxicology.
Additional Subjects Copper ; Toxicity ; Fresh water fishes ; Water pollution ; Shayler Run ; Field tests ; Fresh water biology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Invertebrates ; Exposure ; Mortality ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Water quality ; Predictions ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Ohio ; Clermont County(Ohio) ; Water quality data
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-264 867 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Abstract A field study was conducted on Shayler Run, in Clermont County, Ohio, to determine the effects of copper on the stream biota. Copper was added to the stream for 33 months to maintain a concentration of 120 microgram/l, a concentration that was expected to adversely affect some species of fish and not others. This natural stream received sewage effluent containing a variety of compounds known to affect acute copper toxicity. All but one abundant species of fish in the stream and four of the five most abundant macroinvertebrates were adversely affected by exposure to copper. Direct effects on fish were death, avoidance, and restricted spawning. To determine the usefulness of laboratory toxicity tests when establishing water quality criteria for an aquatic ecosystem, acute and chronic tests with copper were conducted at the Newtown Fish Toxicology Station and on-site at Shayler Run with stream species and the fathead minnow. The acute toxicity of copper varied widely because of water quality variations in the stream.
Notes Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory, Duluth, Minn. Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-174). Microfiche.
Place Published Duluth, Minn. :
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Research Laboratory, Duluth, Minn.
PUB Date Free Form 1976.
Series Title Traced Ecological research series ; EPA-600/3-76-116
NTIS Prices PC A10/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20031027131543
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01279nam 2200301Ka 45020