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Laboratory sediment bioassay report on Wheatley Harbour sediments 1992

Show simple item record Bedard, D. Petro, S.
dc.coverage.spatial Wheatley Harbour
dc.coverage.spatial Ontario 2019-03-14T17:50:52Z 2019-03-14T17:50:52Z 1995 1995-05
dc.description.abstract Sediments were sampled from Wheatley Harbour and Muddy Creek located along the north shore of Lake Erie in 1992 in order to carry out a laboratory biological assessment of contaminated sediments from that Area of Concern. The main objectives of the study were: 1) To describe the level of inorganic and organic chemical contamination in surficial sediments at one reference and five test locations; 2) To assess the toxicity of whole-sediments in laboratory tests using the mayfly, Hexagenia limbata (survival and growth, 21-day exposure), the midge, Chironomus tentans (survival and growth, 11-day exposure) and the juvenile fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas (survival, 21-day exposure); 3) To determine the availability of sediment-bound organic contaminants to the forage fish, Pimephales promelas after a 21 day exposure period.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Energy
dc.rights Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.subject water quality
dc.subject sediment characterization
dc.subject Hexagenia limbata lethality
dc.subject Chironomus tentans lethality
dc.subject Pimephales promelas lethality
dc.subject chemical bioaccumlation
dc.subject sediment-bound organic contaminants
dc.subject sediment
dc.subject nutrient
dc.subject trace metal
dc.subject organic chemicals
dc.title Laboratory sediment bioassay report on Wheatley Harbour sediments 1992
dc.type Report
dc.rights.holder Queen's Printer for Ontario
dc.contributor.affiliation Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Standards Development Branch, Aquatic Toxicology Section
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