Screening of toxicants. As an approach to solving the problem of the fouling of shipbottoms, a biossay, using barnacle larvae for screening potential antifoulants, was developed. The test uses Stage II naupliar barnacle larvae. Populations of about 25 naupli are exposed to a 3% of saturated solution is seawater of the toxicant being assayed. Periodic observations of the number of dead and live nauplii are made, from which a determination is made of the time to kill 50% of the population.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Freiberger, A
    • Horbund, H M
  • Publication Date: 1969-10

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  • Accession Number: 00005532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM