Accession Number : ADA323032

Title :   In Situ Toxicity Testing with Locally Collected Daphnia.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept. no. 15,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK

Personal Author(s) : Snydeer-Conn, Elaine

PDF Url : ADA323032

Report Date : JUL 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Daphnia middendorffiana from local tundra ponds were transplanted into five reserve pits in the Prudhoe Bay oil field. Concurrently Daphnia were transplanted into tundra ponds adjacent to the reserve pits ('near ponds'), into more distant but connected ponds ('distant ponds'), and into control ponds to evaluate the toxicity of the fluids along contaminant gradients. The data from this study demonstrate a technique for in situ toxicity assessment with a resident invertebrate species.

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *DAPHNIA, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONTAMINANTS, WASTES, WATER QUALITY, WILDLIFE, ADULTS, PONDS, AQUATIC ANIMALS, BAYS, SIPHONAPTERA, TUNDRA.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE