Uptake of dissolved and particle-associated toxicants by the eastern oyster
Principal Investigator:Roger I.E. Newell
Start/End Year:1991 to 1994
Institution:Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Co-Principal investigator:Deborah L. Penry, Donald P. Weston, University of California, Berkeley
The objectives of the proposed research are to determine how the partitioning of toxic substances among dissolved and particulate phases affects bioaccumulation by a benthic suspension feeder, and how quantification of this phase-dependent bioavailability could be applied in environmental risk assessment. We will establish the role that ingestion of organic and inorganic particulate matter plays in toxicant uptake by oysters.