Effects of different acids on the bluegill sunfish lepomis macrochirus

Ellgaard, E.G.; Gilmore, J.Y.IIi

Journal of Fish Biology 25(2): 133-138

1984


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-1112
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.1984.tb04859.x
Accession: 005299993

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Abstract
The concentration of H ions which caused 50% mortality of bluegill in 96 h (96 h LC50) was between 3.5 and 3.0 for 4 acids: sulfuric, nitric, phosphoric and hydrochloric. Any contribution by the anions of these acids to fish toxicity may be similar. This suggests that the quantity rather than the quality of acids is the primary factor in fish toxicity brought about by acid precipitation.

Effects of different acids on the bluegill sunfish lepomis macrochirus