National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center – NOAA
Indoor – benthic – marine
12 replicate mesocosms with sediments (116 cm length × 49 cm width × 20 cm deep)
tide simulations (estuary simulation)
insecticide, heavy metal, pharmaceutical or other material being tested.
Simulation a specific estuarine system, determine the stability of their simulation, and evaluate effects of various chemical contaminants on the ecology of each system, eco-toxicological work on small tidal creeks
Effects of chemically spiked sediments on estuarine benthic communities: a controlled mesocosm study, W. L. Balthis · J. L. Hyland · M. H. Fulton ·, P. L. Pennington · C. Cooksey · P. B. Key ·, M. E. DeLorenzo · E. F. Wirth, Environ Monit Assess (2010) 161:191–203