Biological effects of contaminants: Corophium sp. sediment bioassay and toxicity test.
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Roddie, B. D.
Thain, J. E.
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The method described here is a whole-sediment reworker bioassay using burrowing amphipods. This method description covers the use of Corophium spp., as this is the genus most commonly used in Europe, but the procedure can be used with any infaunal amphipod. This method has been tested nationally in the UK as well as in ring tests under the Paris Commission. It is suitable for carrying out bioassays on field-collected sediments and also for toxicity testing. The bioassay endpoint is mortality......
PublisherInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Series;NrICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences; 28
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Best Practice TypeStandard Operating Procedure
CitationThain, J. and Roddie, B. ( 2001) Biological effects of contaminants: Corophium sp. sediment bioassay and toxicity test. ICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences, No. 28, 21pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-276