Pollution in the Great Lakes. Amy Latham, Amanda Tsang, Eric Wright Environ 110, Section 5 . A Study of how pollution affects wildlife in the Great Lakes. Introduction.
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Amy Latham, Amanda Tsang, Eric Wright
Environ 110, Section 5
A Study of how pollution affects wildlife in the Great Lakes
-reducing water quality, contaminating soils, and harming the lake wildlife and surrounding region
- direct source of pollution (e.g. a pipe)
- mercury, sewage, and fecal matter
- non-specific locations (e.g. air-bound pollution, industrial runoff)
- fertilizers and pesticides
Pollutants concentration found in tissue of Lake Huron trout.
PCB and toxaphene have highest concentration.
Relationship between the four pollutants and trout biomass (kg).
Specific correlation between trout biomass and PCB concentration
Specific correlation between trout biomass and toxaphene concentration.