Effect of seasonally changing tissue weight on trace metal concentrations in the bivalve Macoma balthica in San Francisco Bay

Marine Ecology Progress Series
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Abstract

The influence of seasonal changes in the weight of soft tissues on temporal fluctuations in tissue concentrations of Cu and Zn was examined in 4 populations of the clam Macoma balthica sampled in San Francisco Bay for a period of 2 to 5 yr. Fluctuations in metal concentration expected from changes in tissue weight between sampling dates were estimated by assuming that whole body metal burden was constant during the sampling interval. Comparison of estimated and actual metal concentrations showed that the degree to which fluctuations in trace metal concentrations were driven by weight changes differed considerably among stations, among years at a single station, and between metals.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Effect of seasonally changing tissue weight on trace metal concentrations in the bivalve Macoma balthica in San Francisco Bay
Series title Marine Ecology Progress Series
Volume 28
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher Inter-Research
Contributing office(s) San Francisco Bay-Delta, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Pacific Regional Director's Office
Description 9 p.
First page 209
Last page 217
Time Range Start 1977-01-01
Time Range End 1981-12-31
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial San Francisco Bay
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