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Main Title Lobster Behavior and Chemoreception: Sublethal Effects of Number 2 Fuel Oil.
Author Atema, Jelle ; Karnofsky, Elisa B. ; Oleszko-Szuts, Susan ; Bryant, Bruce ;
CORP Author Marine Biological Lab., Woods Hole, MA.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-803833; EPA-600/3-82-013 ; ERLN-X37
Stock Number PB82-192444
Additional Subjects Lobsters ; Animal behavior ; Fuel oil ; Exposure ; Water pollution ; Coordination ; Deterioration ; Smell ; Taste ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-192444 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 71p
This research has demonstrated behavioral abnormalities and inappropriate responses in lobsters exposed to levels of 0.1-1.0 parts per million (ppm) of oil in water. Such abnormalities can lead to lack of feeding and population decline; they occur at exposure levels below those that cause obvious loss of equilibrium and coordination, and which eventually lead to death of the organism. In an attempt to explain the mechanisms by which the behavior deteriorates, two topics were examined: interference with normal smell and taste, and change of motivation. A combination of neurophysiological and behavioral experiments on chemoreception were designed to investigate these topics.