Accession Number:

ADA066802

Title:

Field Bioassay Test for Detecting Contaminant Uptake from Dredged Material by Marsh Plants.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA UNIV SAPELO ISLAND MARINE INST

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

A method designed to evaluate the response of marsh plants grown in bioassay experiment test units was tested in Georgia and Oregon marshes. Indigenous marsh plants were grown on three types of contaminated dredged material and compared with control plants grown on native soils. Although uptake of contaminants by marsh plants was not definitively demonstrated, the bioassay experiment test unit appears to be an efficient, relatively inexpensive technique for identifying, prior to dredged material disposal, potential problems concerning contaminant uptake by marsh plants. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE