Toxicity of Water from Three South Carolina Rivers to Larval Striped Bass
Entry ID: BRD_TOXICITY

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Summary
Abstract: The toxicity of water from three rivers in the Santee-Cooper drainage of South
Carolina was evaluated in a series of on-site studies with larval striped bass
Morone saxatiliss. Mortality and swimming behavior were assessed daily for
larvae exposed to serial dilutions of water collected from the Santee,
Congaree, and Wateree rivers. After 96 h, cumulative mortality was 90% in the
Wateree River, ... View entire text

Purpose: The Santee-Cooper drainage in South Carolina is a spawning area for striped bass. Although egg production is higher than in the early 1960's, striped bass recruitment has declined. In 1984, the viability of freshly spawned eggs was as low as 25%. Results from these surveys, combined with the lack of available information on contaminant concentrations in these important spawning rivers, prompted an evaluation of larval striped bass survival at three locations in the Santee-Cooper drainage.
Studies were designed to evaluated survival of larval striped bass (0-4 days old) in each river system during active striped bass spawning and to relate larval survival to water quality conditions and contaminant concentrations in spawning habitat.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 34.0   S: 32.0   E: -79.0   W: -82.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Susan E. Finger, James S. Bulak
Dataset Title: Toxicity of Water from Three South Carolina Rivers to Larval Striped Bass
Dataset Publisher: CERC, USGS
Online Resource: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/clearinghouse/data/brdcerc0001.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-04-08
Stop Date: 1985-04-11
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Columbia Environmental Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL J. MAC
Phone: (573) 876-1900
Fax: (573) 876-1855
Email: mmac at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
Columbia Environmental Research Center
4200 New Haven Road
City: Columbia
Province or State: MO
Postal Code: 65201
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 573-876-1850
Fax: 573-876-1896
Email: Susan_Finger at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
Columbia Environmental Research Center
4200 New Haven Road
City: Columbia
Province or State: Missouri
Postal Code: 65201-9634
Country: USA
Publications/References
Susan E. Finger and James S. Bulak. 1988. Toxicity of Water from Three
South Carolina Rivers to Larval Striped Bass. Transactions of the
American Fisheries Society. Vol. 117, pp. 521-528.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-18
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