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Technical-grade heptachlor (65% heptachlor, 22% trans-chlordane, 2% cis-chlordane, and 2% nonachlor) was tested in 96-hr bioassays to determine its toxicity to estuarine animals. The test organisms and the 96-hr LC50 or EC50s based on measured concentrations in water) are as follows: American oyster (Crassostrea virginica), 1.5 mug/liter; pink shrimp(More)
Four 28-day seasonal experiments were conducted using selected estuarine animals in outdoor tanks that received continuous flow of mirex-laden water. Mirex (dodecachlorooctahydro-1,3,4-metheno-2H-cyclobuta [cd] pentalene) leached from fire ant bait (0.3% mirex) by fresh water and then mixed with salt water was toxic to blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus), pink(More)
The sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus) was continuously exposed for 23 wk to the organochlorine insecticide endrin, from the embryonic state through hatching until adulthood and spawing. The resultant progeny were monitored to determine the effects of the toxicant on their survival, growth, and reproduction. Average measured exposure concentrations(More)
Dynamic marine toxicity tests were performed with technical grade chlordan and eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica), pink shrimp (Penaeus duorarum), grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio), sheepshead minnows (Cyprinodon variegatus), and pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides). The 96-hr LC20S (and 95% confidence limits) based on measured concentrations of chlordane (in(More)
Flow-through, 96-hr bioassays were conducted to determine the acute toxicity of technical BHC and lindane to several estuarine animals. Test animals and their respective 96-hr lindane LC50 values were: mysid (Mysidopsis bahia), 6.3 microgram/L; pink shrimp (Penaeus duorarum), 0.17 microgram/L; grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio), 4.4 microgram/L; sheepshead(More)