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Highlight 8-47 : Use of Tissue Samples from Aquatic Organisms

Use of Tissue Samples from Aquatic Organisms

Sample Type Sample Use Example Organisms
Essentially Sessile Benthic Organisms Used to establish an observed release. Barnacles
Stalked Diatoms
Sponges
Essentially Sessile Benthic Human Food Chain Organisms Used to establish an observed release and actual contamination. Mussels
Oysters
Organisms Likely to Pend Extended Periods of Time Within the Boundaries of Actual Food Chain Contamination but not Essentially Sessile Benthic Organisms Can be used to raise Level II concentrations to Level I concentrations but cannot be used to establish an observed release or actual contamination. Non-sessile Benthic:
  • Lobsters
  • Crabs
  • Snails
  • Shrimp
  • Crayfish
  • Scallops
Finfish:
  • Pike
  • Bass
  • Tuna
  • Flounder
  • Trout
Other Food Chain Organisms:
  • Frogs
  • Salamanders
  • Squid

 

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