What is Aquatic Toxicology?


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What are biomarkers?

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1. Substances that find their way into the water may have impacts on aquatic organisms that are surprising. An example of this is with the pesticide atrazine, which acts as a/n _____ in frogs.

2. An example of bioaccumulation in aquatic environments is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this brief multiple-choice quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of aquatic toxicology. To do well on the quiz, you should be familiar with biomarkers, bioaccumulation, and other related topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The definition of 'biomarkers'
  • How the pesticide atrazine reacts in frogs
  • Bioaccumulation in aquatic environments
  • Components of aquatic toxicology
  • When a substance increases in concentration as it moves up the food chain

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between the pesticide atrazine and frogs
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on aquatic toxicology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about biomarkers

Additional Learning

Keep studying this topic with the lesson titled What is Aquatic Toxicology? Below are just a few examples of what you can expect to find in this lesson:

  • The relationship between toxins and organisms
  • How DDT can get into the food chain
  • The work of aquatic toxicologists