Environmental Contaminants and their effects on fish in the Colorado River Basin

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Title Environmental Contaminants and their effects on fish in the Colorado River Basin
Creator Hinck, Jo Ellen
Subject Fishes; Water -- Pesticide content; Organic water pollutants; Contaminated sediments
Spatial Coverage Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Colorado; Arizona; Utah; Nevada; Wyoming
Description Fish in the nation's rivers are exposed to many classes of environmental contaminants. Some of these contaminants accumulate in fish tissues and are passed on to consumers, such as other fish, wildlife, and humans. These compounds, and many others which do not accumulate in tissues, may weaken the fish's ability to maintain healthy and viable populations. By measuring the effects that contaminants have on fish, as well as contaminant concentrations in tissue, we can evaluate the quality of the habitat relative to contamination. In the summer and fall of 2003, the U.S. Geological Survey evaluated the effects that contaminants have on organisms by measuring several physiological and biochemical functions in resident fish species in the Colorado River Basin. Assessing contaminants effects in the Colorad River Basin is important for the protection of species dependent on the unique ecosystem and the people utilizing its resources. Sources of contaminants in the Colorado River Basin i
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Contributors Biomonitoring of environmental status and trends (BEST) program
Date 2004
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/data/best/search/). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/data/best/search/
Source Hinck, Jo Ellen, Environmental Contaminants and their effects on fish in the Colorado River Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5285, 2 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6d799cq
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-10
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145880
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6d799cq
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