Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Toxicity of Anacostia River, Washington, D.C., USA, sediment fed to mute swans (Cygnus olor)

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

Toxicity of Anacostia River, Washington, D.C., USA, sediment fed to mute swans (Cygnus olor); 2000; Article; Journal; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; Beyer, W. N.; Day, D.; Melancon, M. J.; Sileo, L.

Summary

Sediment ingestion is sometimes the principal route by which waterfowl are exposed to environmental contaminants, and at severely contaminated sites waterfowl have been killed by ingesting sediment. Mute swans (Cygnus olor) were fed a diet for 6 weeks with a high but environmentally realistic concentration (24%) of sediment from the moderately polluted Anacostia River in the District of Columbia, USA, to estimate the sediment's toxicity. Control swans were fed the same diet without the sediment. Five organochlorine compounds were detected in the treated diets, but none of 22 organochlorine compounds included in the analyses was detected in livers of the treated swans. The concentrations of 24 polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons measured [...]

Contacts

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

metadata3338316325047242601.xml
Potential Metadata Source

View
3.06 KB
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Associated Items

Tags

Provenance

Data source
Harvester
Harvested on Sun May 31 04:41:56 MDT 2015 from MODS XML Service

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
local-index unknown 1003663
local-pk unknown 1003663
series unknown Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Citation Extension

journalEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry
parts
typevolume
value19
typeissue
value3
languageEnglish
citationTypeArticle

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...