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Main Title Effects of Drilling Mud on the Reef-Building Coral 'Montastrea annularis'.
Author Dodge, R. E. ;
CORP Author Nova Univ. Oceanographic Center, Dania, FL.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-807314; EPA-600/J-82-290;
Stock Number PB83-182956
Additional Subjects Coral ; Reefs ; Water pollution ; Drilling fluids ; Growth ; Musculoskeletal system ; Offshore drilling ; ph ; Chromium ; Exposure ; Caribbean Sea ; Atlantic Ocean ; Rejection ; Sediment ; Reprints ; Montastrea annularis ; Aquaria
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-182956 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
The skeletal extension and corallite shape of individuals of the Caribbean and Atlantic reef-building coral Montastrea annularis (Ellis and Solander) were measured after more than six week's continuous flow-through exposure in laboratory aquaria to treatments of 0, 1, 10 and 100-ppm (microliters/liter) drilling mud. Linear increase of the skeleton (extension rate) and fossa length were significantly depressed in the 100-ppm treatment. Chronic exposure to 100-ppm drilling mud impairs coral skeletal growth rate and possibly interferes with sediment rejection capability by lowering calical relief.