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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Maurice P. Lynch and Elizabeth C. Krome.
Understanding the Estuary: Advances in Cl1esapeake Bay Research - Proceedings of a Conference March 23-31, 1988
Chesapeake Research Consortium
CRC Publication No. 129 | CBP/TRS 24/88
Collections were made during 1983, '84 and '85 in the Elizabeth River, whose sediments are heavily contaminated with PAHs, heavy metals and other anthropogenic materials. Comparison samples were from the "cleaner" Nansemond River, another subestuary feeding into Hampton Roads (the lower James River) nearby. Most samples from all stations included three transient quasi-catadromous nektonic sciaenids, Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus), spot (Leiostomus xanthurus) and weakfish (Cynoscion regalis), and two endemic estuarine benthic fishes, hogchoker (Trinectes maculatus) and oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau).
Hargis, W. J. Jr. and Zwerner, D. E., "Some Histologic Gill Lesions of Several Estuarine Finfishes Related to Exposure to Contaminated Sediments: A Preliminary Report" (1988). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 162.