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Fertilization of eggs of Lake Michigan lake trout Salvelinus namaycush in lake water: Effect of PCBs (Aroclor 1254)

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

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Abstract

Various studies indicate that PCBs appear to have an adverse effect on the viability of fertilized eggs and subsequent early life stages of lake trout and related species. Our tests detected no impairment of fertilization of lake trout eggs in PCB-dosed lake water. The concentration of PCBs in the fertilization medium that we used was more than 20 times as high as estimated ambient levels in southeastern Lake Michigan and it appears unlikley that ambient levels of PCBs in the water at fertilization would contribute significantly to the apparent widespread reproductive failure of lake trout there.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Fertilization of eggs of Lake Michigan lake trout Salvelinus namaycush in lake water: Effect of PCBs (Aroclor 1254)
Series title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume
59
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 460-466
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
First page:
460
Last page:
466
Number of Pages:
6