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Widespread legacy brine contamination from oil shales reduces survival of chorus frog larvae-Data

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2014-04-08
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2015-07-07

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Puglis, H.J., Hossack, B.R., Battaglin, W.A., Anderson, C.W., Honeycutt, R. K. and Smalling, K.L., 2017, Widespread legacy brine contamination from oil shales reduces survival of chorus frog larvae-Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74T6GVD.

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Advances in drilling technique have facilitated a rapid increase in hydrocarbon extraction from energy shales, including the Williston Basin in central North America. This area overlaps with the Prairie Pothole Region and greater than 35% of wetlands are less than or equal to 1 km from a petroleum-related well. Legacy practices often released saline co-produced waters (brines) that were chloride rich wastes, affecting wetland water quality directly or persisting in sediments. Despite the potential threat of brine contamination to aquatic habitats, there has been little research into their ecological effects. We capitalized on a gradient of legacy brine-contaminated wetlands in northeast Montana to conduct laboratory experiments to [...]

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Water quality data wetland sites near Rabenberg waterfowl production area MT.csv 428 Bytes
Chemical characterization of wetland sediment.csv 820 Bytes
Lab boreal chorus frog mortality data from sediment bioassay.csv 63.66 KB
Lab water chemical characterization from sediment exposure chamber.csv 6.32 KB
Lab water quality data from sediment exposure chamber.csv 26.62 KB
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To help understand the potential effects of brine contamination on amphibians in the Williston Basin.

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