Accession Number : ADA292551

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging. Bioaccumulation of Chlorinated Contaminants and Concomitant Sublethal Effects in Marine Animals: An Assessment of the Current Literature.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gibson, Alfreda B. ; Dillon, Thomas M. ; Engler, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA292551

Report Date : MAY 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This note focuses on studies evaluating the sublethal effects of chlorinated organic contaminants on marine and estuarine organisms. Its objective is twofold: (1) to survey the literature for papers reporting both the sublethal effects of organohalogens and the corresponding body burdens in marine fish and invertebrates and (2) to provide a source of information for Corps field elements who have site-specific concerns (e.g., reproductive effects in a particular organism exposed to a specific organohalogen). pg2. JMD

Descriptors :   *ORGANIC MATERIALS, *CONTAMINANTS, *CHLORINATION, *AQUATIC ANIMALS, SOURCES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, INVERTEBRATES, DREDGING, FISHES, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), ESTUARIES, SUBLETHAL DOSAGE.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Biology
      Water Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE