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Earth Vision, Study of Parameter Sensitivity in Yellow Perch, and the Effect of the Zebra Mussel on Contaminant Transfer.
Hydrophobic chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) adsorb to particles suspended in the water column (e.g. phytoplankton), which are then filtered from the water column by zebra mussels. The zebra mussel has the potential to impact the cycling of contaminants through the food web.
1998 Great Lakes Guidance Preproposal Selection.
In November 1997, GLNPO solicited preproposals for $4 million in projects to be funded during 1998. The requested funding categories were: habitat protection and restoration; contaminated sediments; pollution prevention; exotic species; and emerging issues.
Guide - Program: The Mussel Watch Project.
An element of the National Status and Trends (NS&T) Program monitors a suite of contaminants in the tissue of bivalve mollusks (mussels and oysters) and in sediments in coastal and estuarine waters of the United States.
Assessment of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) as a source of contaminant exposure for diving ducks.
1997 MED-Duluth Publications (by Author).
G.T. Ankley 1996. Evaluation of metal: acid volatile sulfide relationships in the prediction of metal bioaccumulation by benthic macroinvertebrates. G.T. Ankley, D. DiToro, D.J. Hansen, and W.J. Berry 1996. Assessing the ecological risk of metals in sediment.
FY 1999 GLNPO Grants Preproposals by Funding Category.
St. Lawrence River Contaminated Sediments GL99021 Biological Monitoring of Sediment Remediation Sites Contaminated Sediments GL99004 Project PAH Contaminated Sediments In-situ Remediation of PCB-contaminated Kalamazoo River Contaminated Sediment.
Sediment Contamination: Summary to Sections 1-1.3.
This investigation has defined the ecological effects and the nature and extent of sediment contamination in the Tannery Bay area of eastern White Lake.
Zebra Mussel Research Program.
The Zebra Mussel Research Program (ZMRP) was authorized by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990, Public Law 101-646, and is the only federally authorized research program for the development of technology to control zebra mussels.
Funded in part by the Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research and the National Pork Producers Council.
An exploration of the ability of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) to digest and biodeposit livestock waste. The primary objective of this research is to determine the ability of zebra mussels to reduce biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), coliform bacteria, solids, phosphorus, and ammonia levels in diluted livestock waste through filtration and biosedimentation. A secondary objective is to establish the basic nutritional values of the mussel as a livestock feed component. The tertiary objective is to establish the basic soil nutrient levels of the feces and pseudofeces.