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Evaluation of the toxicity of marine sediments and dredge spoils with the MicrotoxR bioassay

Chemosphere

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DOI: 10.1016/0045-6535(89)90488-8

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Abstract

The MicrotoxR bioassay was used to evaluate the toxicity of sediment and dredge spoil elutriates from several potentially-contaminated sites in Mobile and Pascagoula Bays. Elutriates were prepared using either local seawater or distilled deionized water (osmotically adjusted with NaCl prior to testing), and MicrotoxR assays were performed with the elutriates and three reference toxicants. There were marked differences in the toxicity of several elutriates and reference toxicants in the two different waters, with the seawater generally resulting in the same or lesser toxicity than the osmotically-adjusted distilled deionized water.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Evaluation of the toxicity of marine sediments and dredge spoils with the MicrotoxR bioassay
Series title:
Chemosphere
DOI:
10.1016/0045-6535(89)90488-8
Volume
18
Issue:
9-10
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
2069-2075
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Chemosphere
First page:
2069
Last page:
2075
Number of Pages:
7