STATUS AND TRENDS OF TRIBUTYLTIN CONTAMINATION OF OYSTERS AND SEDIMENTS FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO
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Oysters are used as sentinel organisms of butyltin loading and bioavailability. The sediments provide a long-term integrator of butyltin contamination to the ecosystem. Butyltins may be remobilized from the sediments and become bioavailable in the future. Oysters have been analyzed at 17 sites along the Gulf of Mexico for three consecutive years and at six of these sites for four years. The trend in butyltin concentration found for oysters is discussed with regard to the limitation of tributyltin use.
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WADE, T. L., & GARCIAROMERO, B.
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WADE, TL||GARCIAROMERO, B