Contamination of fish in streams of the Mid-Atlantic Region: an approach to regional indicator selection and wildlife assessment.

@article{Lazorchak2003ContaminationOF,
  title={Contamination of fish in streams of the Mid-Atlantic Region: an approach to regional indicator selection and wildlife assessment.},
  author={James M. Lazorchak and Frank H. McCormick and Tala R. Henry and Alan T. Herlihy},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={545-53}
}
The extent of contamination of fish in the Mid-Atlantic Region was evaluated as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Monitoring and Assessment Program's regional assessment in 1993 through 1994. Fish assemblages from wadeable streams were dominated by small, short-lived fishes (e.g., minnows, darters, and sculpins) that were more widely distributed and abundant than large fishes typically chosen for tissue contaminant studies (e.g., trout, black bass, sunfish, common carp… CONTINUE READING

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