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Coal toxcitiy to mussels

Dates

End Date
2013-09

Summary

This SSP project resulted in a final report and one publication. Toxicity tests were conducted at the U.S. Geological Survey Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC), Columbia, Missouri to determine the effects of sediments from impacted (historic coal mining or gas well activities) and un-impacted (these activities did not occur) river sites on growth and mortality of 2 mo old rainbow mussels (Villosa iris). Tissue from surviving juveniles from one replicate (n = 1) of each of the sediment exposures were histologically processed and qualitatively evaluated to determine sub-lethal effects on their organ and visceral tissues. Many tissues were improperly embedded, but re-embedding allowed most tissues to be blindly evaluated. Microscopical [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Christopher G Ingersoll, Ning Wang
Co-Investigator :
Steven Alexander
(other) :
Columbia Environmental Research Center

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20110318 Henley_Juv mussel post-tox testing Histology Final Report.pdf
“Histological Evaluations of Tissues from Juvenile Rainbow Mussels (Villosa iris)”
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Purpose

This SSP project supported toxicity tests to determine the effects of sediments from impacted (historic coal mining or gas well activities) and un-impacted (these activities did not occur) river sites on growth and mortality of 2 mo old rainbow mussels (Villosa iris).

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  • SSP/QR FWSR4
  • USGS/FWS Science Support Partnership Program

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