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1989

Environmental Monitoring

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Zinc Distributions In Sediments, The Common Mussel, Mytilus Edulis (L.), The American Oyster, Crassostrea Virginica (Gmelin), And The Commensal Pea Crab, Pinnotheres Ostreum (Say), Cheol Mo, Bruce Neilson Mar 1989

Zinc Distributions In Sediments, The Common Mussel, Mytilus Edulis (L.), The American Oyster, Crassostrea Virginica (Gmelin), And The Commensal Pea Crab, Pinnotheres Ostreum (Say), Cheol Mo, Bruce Neilson

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Oysters and mussels of varying sizes and sediment samples were collected from oyster beds with different salinity regimes of three Virginian coastal plain rivers: Rappahannock River. James River. and Piankatank River. Zinc concentrations of 1) soft tissues. gut contents. and shells of the oysters. 2) soft tissues of the mussels. 3) pea crabs. and 4) sediment samples were measured with a flame atomic absorption (Flame AA) spectrophotometer. Particulate organic carbon and nitrogen concentrations ·of the sediments were measured with a carbon-nitrogen analyzer. The contribution of extraneous materials. such as gut contents. faeces. and pea crabs. to the variability in oyster ...