STP940

    “Mussel Watch”—Measurements of Chemical Pollutants in Bivalves as One Indicator of Coastal Environmental Quality

    Published: Jan 1987


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    Abstract

    The utility of the bivalve sentinel organism approach to monitoring for some chemicals of environmental concern in coastal and estuarine areas has been evaluated by regional and national programs and by smaller scale research efforts during the past 15 years. The extent and severity of coastal contamination by chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls, chlorinated pesticides, trace metals, and plutonium has been assessed in several bivalve sentinel organism programs. Advantages and limitations of this approach are presented and discussed briefly within the context of both national and international efforts.

    Keywords:

    coastal pollution, monitoring, chemical pollution, bivalves, trace metals, polychlorinated biphenyls, mussels, plutonium


    Author Information:

    Farrington, JW
    Senior scientist, research associate, and research associate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

    Davis, AC
    Senior scientist, research associate, and research associate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

    Tripp, BW
    Senior scientist, research associate, and research associate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

    Phelps, DK
    Aquatic research biologist and environmental scientist, Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI

    Galloway, WB
    Aquatic research biologist and environmental scientist, Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI


    Paper ID: STP28585S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E47.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28585S


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