Extent and toxicity of contaminated marine sediments in Southeastern Florida

Cantillo, A. Y. and Lauenstein, G. G. (2004) Extent and toxicity of contaminated marine sediments in Southeastern Florida. Silver Spring, MD, NOAA/National Ocean Service/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, (NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS, 4)

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Abstract

Thirty sites were sampled in southern Biscayne Bay and Manatee Bay in December 1999 to determine the extent of toxicity in sediments. Analyses and assays included: pesticides and phenols in seawater; chemical contaminants in sediment; amphipod mortality, HRGS P450, sea urchin sperm fertilization and embryology, MicrotoxTM, MutatoxTM, grass shrimp AChE and juvenile clam mortality assays; sea urchin sperm, amphipod and oyster DNA damage; and benthic community assessment. Sediment sites near the mouth of canals showed evidence of contamination. Contaminant plumes and associated toxicity do not appear to extend seaward of the mouth of the canals in an appreciable manner. Concentrations of contaminants in the sediments in open areas of Biscayne and Manatee Bays are generally low. (PDF contains 140 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Extent and toxicity of contaminated marine sediments in Southeastern Florida
Personal Creator/Author:
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Cantillo, A. Y.
Lauenstein, G. G.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS
Number: 4
Date: 2004
Publisher: NOAA/National Ocean Service/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Place of Publication: Silver Spring, MD
Issuing Agency: United States National Ocean Service
Additional Information: Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
Subjects: Pollution
Environment
Chemistry
Item ID: 2167
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 21:20
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2014 20:30
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2167

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