Description: opulations of sturgeon are threatened throughout the world. Factors such as age to reproductive maturity make sturgeons particularly susceptible to alterations in the environment and their benthic lifestyle might result in exposure to contaminants associated with sediments of concern. Alteration of habitats, including pollution, has been hypothesized to be a contributing factor to their global decline. Specifically, in some North American rivers it has been hypothesized that metals associated with sediments might be contributing to poor recruitment of white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus).
Citation: Vardy DW, Doering JA, Santore R, Ryan A, Giesy JP, et al. (2015) Toxicity of Metals Associated with Sediments from the Columbia River to Early Life Stages of White Sturgeon. J Environ Anal Toxicol 5:262. doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000262