Biological effects of contaminants: Sediment bioassay using the polychaete Arenicola marina.
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The method described here is a whole-sediment reworker bioassay using the polychaete Arenicola marina, a direct deposit feeder that is widely distributed in European coastal waters and on the east coast of North America. 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. Bioassay endpoints include both mortality and a non-lethal indication of effect (inhibition of casting)......
PublisherInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Series;NrICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences; 29
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Best Practice TypeStandard Operating Procedure
CitationThain, J., and Bifield, S. (2001). Biological effects of contaminants: Sediment bioassay using the polychaete Arenicola marina. ICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences, No. 29, 16pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-277