Concentrations Of Heavy-Metals Associated With Urban Runoff In Fish Living In Stormwater Treatment Ponds
Abbreviated Journal Title
Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.
TRACE-METALS; ACCUMULATION; SEDIMENTS; BASINS; SOILS; LAKE; Environmental Sciences; Toxicology
Redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus), largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), and bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) were collected from stormwater ponds and natural lakes and ponds (controls) in Orlando, Florida and analyzed for cadmium, nickel, copper, lead, and zinc in order to determine: (1) if fish that live in stormwater treatment ponds contained significant heavy metal concentrations and (2) if there were differences in heavy metal concentrations between species with different foraging strategies. Redear sunfish from stormwater ponds contained significantly higher (p < 0.005) concentrations of cadmium, nickel, copper, lead, and zinc than redear from controls. Largemouth bass collected from stormwater ponds contained significantly higher (p < 0.005) concentrations of cadmium and zinc than those from control sites. Bluegill from stormwater ponds contained significant copper concentrations (p < 0.005) as compared to bluegill from control sites.
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
"Concentrations Of Heavy-Metals Associated With Urban Runoff In Fish Living In Stormwater Treatment Ponds" (1994). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 998.