Biological effects of pesticides on the Dungeness crab
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Published by Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Technical Information Service [distributor] in Gulf Breeze, Fla, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Dungeness crab.,
  • Pesticides -- Toxicology.

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Statementby Richard S. Caldwell.
SeriesEcological research series -- EPA-600/3-77-131, Research reporting series -- EPA-600/3-77-131.
ContributionsEnvironmental Research Laboratory (Gulf Breeze, Fla.), Oregon State University. Marine Science Center
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 125 p.
Number of Pages125
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22419615M

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