Accession Number : ADA308282

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging. Preliminary Protocol for Conducting 28-Day Chronic Sublethal Sediment Bioassays Using the Estuarine Amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus (Shoemaker).

Descriptive Note : Technical note.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

PDF Url : ADA308282

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This technical note describes a preliminary protocol for conducting a 28-day chronic sublethal sediment bioassay using the estuarine amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus. End points for this test include survival, growth, and reproduction. This protocol provides conditions for conducting the 28-day bioassay and procedures used for sediment storage and handling, laboratory culture, preparation of test chambers, reference toxicity tests, test acceptability, and data analysis.

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *LETHALITY, *DREDGING, *SEDIMENTS, *ESTUARIES, *SUBLETHAL DOSAGE, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA PROCESSING, PREPARATION, TEST METHODS, SURVIVAL(GENERAL), ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, LABORATORIES, STORAGE, DREDGED MATERIALS, TEST FACILITIES, ACCEPTABILITY, CHAMBERS, CULTURES(BIOLOGY), BIOASSAY, CRUSTACEA.

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Civil Engineering
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE