Use of transplanted Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) to assess the bioavailability of microcontaminants in Flemish surface waters.

Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) were translocated in cages to 56 water bodies in Flanders (Belgium) during summer 2001. After six weeks, concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), p,p'-DDE, and trace metals were measured in the transplanted mussels. It was investigated whether total dissolved water and sediment… CONTINUE READING