Effects of Dissolved Organic Carbon on Copper Toxicity to Embryos of M. galloprovincialis as Measured by Diffusive Gradient in Thin-films Academic Article uri icon



  • Diffusive gradient in thin films (DGT) potentially better quantifies bioavailable copper (Cu) in seawater. Laboratory exposure of DGTs and Mytilus galloprovincialis embryos at varying concentrations of dissolved organic carbon and Cu were performed to resolve the degree to which mimicry of toxicity buffering occurs in passive sampler quantification. The results provide preliminary median effect concentrations (EC50s) ranging from 4.8 to 11.5 µg/L as CDGT Cu over the span of 0.896 to 8.36 mg/L DOC.

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  • 2019