Some organsism are unable to remove certain compounds from their systems; as a result, these compounds start to accumulate and gather.  This can have some serious consequences if the organism is part of a food chain.  Today, you will learn about some of the consequences of bioaccumulation.

Keywords to know

  • bioaccumulation, biomagnification, keystone species, PCB, POP, bioremediation


  • Textbook p92-99
  • Notes


  • Worksheet
  • Workbook p33, 37
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