Diamondback terrapins as indicator species of persistent organic pollutants: Using Barnegat Bay, New Jersey as a case study.

@article{Basile2011DiamondbackTA,
  title={Diamondback terrapins as indicator species of persistent organic pollutants: Using Barnegat Bay, New Jersey as a case study.},
  author={Emily R Basile and Harold W. Avery and Walter F. Bien and Jennifer M. Keller},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={137-44}
}
The diamondback terrapin's (Malaclemys terrapin) wide geographic distribution, long life span, occurrence in a variety of habitats within the saltmarsh ecosystem, predatory foraging behavior, and high site fidelity make it a useful indicator species for contaminant monitoring in estuarine ecosystems. In this study fat biopsies and plasma samples were collected from males and females from two sites within Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, as well as tissues from a gravid female and blue mussels (Mytilus… CONTINUE READING

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