Effects of contaminants in the Antarctic environment - potential of the gammarid amphipod crustacean Paramorea walkeri as a biological indicator for Antarctic ecosystems based on toxicity and bioacccumulation of copper and cadmium.

@article{Duquesne2000EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of contaminants in the Antarctic environment - potential of the gammarid amphipod crustacean Paramorea walkeri as a biological indicator for Antarctic ecosystems based on toxicity and bioacccumulation of copper and cadmium.},
  author={Duquesne and Riddle and Frederik Schulz and Liess},
  journal={Aquatic toxicology},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 1-2},
  pages={
          131-143
        }
}
This study provides information on LC(50) toxicity tests and bioaccumulation of heavy metals in the nearshore Antarctic gammarid, Paramorea walkeri. The 4 day LC(50) values were 970 µg/l for copper and 670 µg/l for cadmium. Net uptake rates and bioconcentration factors of these elements were determined under laboratory conditions. After 12 days of exposure to 30 µg/l, the net uptake rates were 5.2 and 0.78 µg/g per day and the bioconcentration factors were 2080 and 311 for copper and cadmium… CONTINUE READING
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