Accession Number : AD1031651

Title :   Using the Fish Larvae and Egg Exposure System (FLEES) to Generate Effects Data for Informing Environmental Windows

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Vicksburg United States

Personal Author(s) : Wilkens,Justin L ; Suedel,Burton C

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The Fish Larvae and Egg Exposure System (FLEES) was designed to simulate the resuspension of sediment related to dredging operations and has been used over time to generate biological response data for dredging projects where environmental windows (EW) severely restrict dredging operations (Lutz et al. 2012). This technical note focuses on the physical and behavioral effects of resuspended sediment for the purpose of developing better informed EWs for dredging operations.

Descriptors :   fish , life cycles , larvae , suspended sediments , dredging , eggs , EXPOSURE PHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE