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Title:  Bioconcentration, biotransformation, and elimination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sheepshead minnows (Cyprinodon variegatus) exposed to contaminated seawater.
Authors:  Jonsson G, Bechmann RK, Bamber SD, Baussant T.
Drug:  Naphthalene-(3-Methyl naphthalene)
Fish species:  Minnow, sheepshead
Date:  2004
t1/2-hr:  96
est:  est
Sample:  intestinal tract-bile
Ave Weight (gm):  3
Ave Water temp (°C):  25
Water:  Saltwater
Dosage:  24 ug/l 36 d*
Route:  BATH
Comments:  Study used a mixture of 8 PAH's- at low (7.57 ug/l) and high concentration (72.3 ug/L). Salinity 34 ppt. Concentrations generally peaked and reached a steady state btwn 2-7d of the 36 d exposure, at approx= 1000 ug/g.