The effects of the contemporary-use insecticide (fipronil) in an estuarine mesocosm.

  title={The effects of the contemporary-use insecticide (fipronil) in an estuarine mesocosm.},
  author={Edward F Wirth and Paul L. Pennington and Jennifer C Lawton and Marie E DeLorenzo and Donna Murphy Bearden and Brian Shaddrix and Stian Sivertsen and Michael H. Fulton},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  volume={131 3},
To examine the effects of environmentally realistic fipronil concentrations on estuarine ecosystems, replicated mesocosms containing intact marsh plots and seawater were exposed to three treatments of fipronil (150, 355, and 5000 ng/L) and a Control. Juvenile fish (Cyprinidon variegatus), juvenile clams (Mercenaria mercenaria), oysters (Crassostrea virginica), and grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio) were added prior to fipronil in an effort to quantify survival, growth, and the persistence of… CONTINUE READING

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