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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title What are the Effects of UV-B Radiation on Marine Organisms.
Author Worrest, R. C. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/159;
Stock Number PB88-237920
Additional Subjects Sunlight ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Sensitivity ; Zooplankton ; Phytoplankton ; Food chains ; Larvae ; Absorption ; Proteins ; Nucleic acids ; Photochemical reactions ; Ozone ; Reduction ; Primary biological productivity ; Fisheries ; Growth ; Feeding stuffs ; Damage ; Larvae ; Ultraviolet B radiation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-237920 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 14p
As early as 1925, scientists were aware of damaging effects on aquatic organisms from the ultraviolet component of sunlight. It was shown at these early dates that there exists a differential sensitivity among species to UV radiation, and that this differential sensitivity might relate to the depths at which the species were normally found. Several more recent studies on the effects of UV-B radiation (290-320nm) have examined a variety of marine organisms. Regardless of the species investigated, each study has potential importance through the role of the particular organism in its environmental or food-web context. Some studies, in addition, have considered economically important zooplankton species, such as larval stages of certain shrimp, crab, and fish.