Accession Number : ADA293016

Title :   Influence of Environmental Variables on Bioaccumulation of Mercury. Environmental Effects of Dredging.

Descriptive Note : Technical note.

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

Personal Author(s) : Clarkks, Joan ; Lutz, Charles ; McFarland, Victor

PDF Url : ADA293016

Report Date : DEC 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The purpose of this note examines the effects of environmental factors on the bioavailability of mercury from sediment and describes results of a laboratory experiment to assess the influence of temperature, salinity, and suspended sediment on bioaccumulation of mercury in estuarine clams and killifish. -BKA

Descriptors :   *MERCURY, *WATER QUALITY, *DREDGING, *OCEAN WASTE DISPOSAL, *ESTUARIES, WATER FLOW, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, TOXICITY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, SAMPLING, PARTICULATES, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), SALINITY, ACCUMULATION, DREDGED MATERIALS, FISHES, AQUATIC BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND, CLAMS.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE