Use of the euryhaline bivalve Potamocorbula amurensis as a biosentinel species to assess trace metal contamination in San Francisco Bay

Marine Ecology Progress Series
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Abstract

Uptake of metal in both the laboratory and field showed that the clam P. amurensis was sufficiently responsive to Ag, Cd, Cr, Ni and V to detect environmental differences in exposure. It was less suitable as an indicator of Cu and Zn contamination. Variability within a collection was influenced by gut content and animal size. Temporal and spatial variability was also noted. The grand means of the concentrations of Ag, Cd, Cr, Ni, and V in the tissues of P. amurensis at each station for the 15 mo period revealed persistent contamination from industrialized Suisun Bay to the mouth of San Francisco Bay. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Use of the euryhaline bivalve Potamocorbula amurensis as a biosentinel species to assess trace metal contamination in San Francisco Bay
Series title Marine Ecology Progress Series
DOI 10.3354/meps124129
Volume 124
Issue 1-3
Year Published 1995
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Marine Ecology Progress Series
First page 129
Last page 142