Freshwater and Marine Testing

MAXXAM offers a full range of aquatic bioassays using fish, invertebrates, plants and micro-organisms for biomonitoring requirements. Acute, sublethal or chronic tests can be performed with the following species:

Freshwater Test Organisms

  • Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and other salmonids
  • Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)
  • Cladocerans (Daphnia magna and Ceriodaphnia dubia)
  • Freshwater amphipod (Hyalella azteca)
  • Midge (Chironomus tentans)
  • Oligochaete worm (Lumbriculus variegatus)
  • Alga (Selenastrum capricornutum)
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Microtox® (Vibrio fischeri)

Marine and Estuarine Test Organisms

  • Salmon (Coho and Chinook)
  • Topsmelt (Atherinops affinis)
  • Inland silverside (Menidia beryllina)
  • Sand dollar (Dendraster excentricus)
  • Sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus and Arbacia punctulata)
  • Amphipods (Rhepoxynius abronius, Eohaustorius washingtonianus, Eohaustorius estuarius and Leptocheirus plumulosis)
  • Mysid shrimp (Americamysis bahia)
  • Polychaete worms (Neanthes arenaceohentata and Nephtys spp.)
  • Bivalves (Mytilus spp. and Crassostrea gigas)
  • Clam (Macoma spp.)
  • Marine algae (Champia parvula)
  • Microtox® (Vibrio fischeri)

“Maxxam is our first choice for specialized analysis around biological uptake and biochemical indicators. We especially count on Maxxam’s depth of expertise in acute toxicity testing in aquatic media.”
Doug Bright, PhD, RPBio
Hemmera www.hemmera.com

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Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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