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Main Title Bioaccumulation and Histopathological Effects of Oil on a Stony Coral.
Author Peters, E. C. ; Meyers, P. A. ; Yevich, P. P. ; Blake, N. J. ;
CORP Author Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Dept. of Food Science and Technology. ;University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Dept. of Marine Science. ;Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-808954; EPA-600-J-81-689 ; ERLN-353
Stock Number PB84-204072
Additional Subjects Coral ; Fuel ; Toxicology ; Aquatic animals ; Exposure ; Petroleum ; Hydrocarbons ; Water ; Reprints ; Manicina areolata ; Bioaccumulation ; Toxic substances ; Histopathology ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-204072 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Colonies of the shallow-water Caribbean coral Manicina areolata incorporated petroleum hydrocarbons into their tissues during exposure to water accommodated fractions of No. 2 fuel oil for three months. This contamination was not removed after depuration periods of up to two weeks. Although these corals remained alive, evidence of pathological responses was found which included impaired development of reproductive tissues, degeneration and loss of symbiotic zooxanthellae, and atrophy of mucous secretory cells and muscle bundles.