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dc.contributor.authorBreau, Hayden, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-08T11:55:45Z
dc.date.available2020-06-08T11:55:45Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/79323
dc.description.abstractThe striped bass of the Shubenacadie River, in Nova Scotia, Canada are an important part of the Bay of Fundy population which is considered endangered by COSEWIC. The estuary is key striped bass nursery habitat and the site of the planned controlled release of a brine effluent created via formation of natural gas storage caverns. Therefore, the toxicity of the brine was quantified on the sensitive early life stages including eggs, larvae, and juveniles. The median lethal concentration of brine on striped bass ranged between 30.9-65.7 ppt, which is above a regulatory mandated 28 ppt maximum threshold for the release of brine. Threshold-observable-effect concentrations were also more than this threshold value 30.8-59.7 ppt excluding 2 conditions. Changes in salinity tolerance were related to ontogenetic development, relating to behaviour and physiology. These data suggest the current plan to release brine poses little risk to the bass.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectStriped bassen_US
dc.subjectShubenacadie Riveren_US
dc.subjectAlton Gasen_US
dc.subjectBrineen_US
dc.subjectToxicologyen_US
dc.subjectSalinity Toleranceen_US
dc.titleTOXICITY OF A BRINE EFFLUENT ON EARLY LIFE-STAGE AND JUVENILE STRIPED BASS (MORONE SAXATILIS)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2020-04-22
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Agricultureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Gordon Priceen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Janinie Grayen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Stefanie Colomboen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. James Dustonen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsYesen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseYesen_US
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