Contaminants and trends in fall run coho salmon

D. S. Devault, J. M. Clark, Garet Lahvis, J. Weishaar

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Abstract

Fillets of fall run Oncorhynchus kisutch from each of the Great Lakes were analyzed for pesticides and industrial compounds. PCBs were the dominant contaminant in all samples ranging from trace concentrations in Lake Superior to 1.74 μg/kg in Lake Ontario. Compounds which have been banned or restricted were detected in most samples, eg PCB, DDT, chlordane, dieldrin, toxaphene, endrin, lindane and heptachlor-epoxide. The herbicide, dacthal, was detected in samples from Lakes Michigan, Huron and Erie. Comparison of 1984 coho salmon with those collected in 1980-1983 indicates that concentrations of PCB and DDT in coho from Lakes Erie and Michigan have declined, following first order loss kinetics. Dieldrin concentrations in Lake Michigan coho have also declined following first order loss kinetics. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal of Great Lakes Research
Pages23-33
Number of pages11
Volume14
Edition1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Oncorhynchus kisutch
Lakes
pollutant
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
lake
Dieldrin
PCB
DDT
dieldrin
Heptachlor Epoxide
Toxaphene
Endrin
Chlordan
Lindane
kinetics
chlordane
Herbicides
Ontario
HCH
Pesticides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Devault, D. S., Clark, J. M., Lahvis, G., & Weishaar, J. (1988). Contaminants and trends in fall run coho salmon. In Journal of Great Lakes Research (1 ed., Vol. 14, pp. 23-33)

Contaminants and trends in fall run coho salmon. / Devault, D. S.; Clark, J. M.; Lahvis, Garet; Weishaar, J.

Journal of Great Lakes Research. Vol. 14 1. ed. 1988. p. 23-33.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Devault, DS, Clark, JM, Lahvis, G & Weishaar, J 1988, Contaminants and trends in fall run coho salmon. in Journal of Great Lakes Research. 1 edn, vol. 14, pp. 23-33.
Devault DS, Clark JM, Lahvis G, Weishaar J. Contaminants and trends in fall run coho salmon. In Journal of Great Lakes Research. 1 ed. Vol. 14. 1988. p. 23-33
Devault, D. S. ; Clark, J. M. ; Lahvis, Garet ; Weishaar, J. / Contaminants and trends in fall run coho salmon. Journal of Great Lakes Research. Vol. 14 1. ed. 1988. pp. 23-33
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