||Bioaccumulation and Histopathological Effects of Oil on a Stony Coral.
Peters, E. C. ;
Meyers, P. A. ;
Yevich, P. P. ;
Blake, N. J. ;
||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.
||EPA-R-808954; EPA-600-J-81-689 ; ERLN-353
Aquatic animals ;
Manicina areolata ;
Toxic substances ;
Water pollution effects(Animals)
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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.