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Zebra and quagga mussels were collected from Lakes Erie and Ontario in 1997 and the soft mussel tissues were analyzed for Ca, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Se, Sr, V and Zn. No consistent relationships were apparent when comparing element concentrations in soft mussel tissues and mussel type, size range or sampling location. Literature(More)
The yield of organic C or total organic matter from a standard carbonate-free marine sediment containing 23.04% N-acetyl glucosamine (10% organic C) was determined using 1) a CHN analyzer on untreated sediment, 2) CHN analysis of acidified and filtered sediment, 3) CHN analysis of acidified centrifuged sediment, 4) wet oxidation by the Walkley and Black(More)
Dreissenid mussels (the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha and the quagga mussel D. bugensis) are ecosystem engineers that modify the physical environment by increasing light penetration. Such a change is likely to affect the distribution and diversity of submerged macrophytes. Filter-feeding by these mussels has been associated with increased water clarity(More)
Plankton and benthic invertebrate populations were examined along a 160 km section of the St. Lawrence River between Lake Ontario and Waddington, New York during a period of ice cover. Algal biomass was low in winter with diatoms and cryptomonads the most prominent forms. Zooplankton biomass was about one-tenth the algal standing crop and cyclopoid copepods(More)
Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) and pumpkin seed (Lepomis gibbosus) were sampled from 16 waters in New York-State and analyzed for total mercury concentration. The levels of mercury in the fish were all well below the safe guideline for human consumption (1 ppm of mercury, fresh weight) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Factors affecting the(More)
Changes from the 1970s to 2000s in phosphorus and chlorophyll levels, water transparency, zooplankton, and benthic communities in the upper, International Section of the St. Lawrence River were evaluated using trend data from limnological surveys. The influence of Lake Ontario as a source for riverine production was evident in the upper river. Total(More)