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Main Title Histopathologic Lesions in Sea Otters Exposed to Crude Oil.
Author Lipscomb, T. P. ; Harris, R. K. ; Moeller, R. B. ; Pletcher, J. M. ; Haebler, R. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Armed Forces Inst. of Pathology, Washington, DC. ;Alaska Fish and Wildlife Research Center, Anchorage.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/184 ;ERLN-1332;
Stock Number PB93-194512
Additional Subjects Otters ; Oil spills ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Prince William Sound ; Pulmonary emphysema ; Toxicology ; Veterinary medicine ; Histology ; Pathology ; Reprints ; Enhydra lutris ; Exxon Valdez ; Lesions ; Histopathology
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-194512 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/23/1993
Collation 13p
On 24 March 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. In the months following the spill, over 1,000 sea otters (Enhydra lutris) from oil spill-affected areas are known to have died. The purpose of the study is to identify and describe histopathologic lesions associated with crude oil exposure in sea otters and to discuss possible pathogeneses of the lesions. Materials available included tissues from oil-contaminated and uncontaminated otters that died in rehabilitation centers following the oil spill and tissues from otters that were found dead in the oil spill-affected area with external oil present. Tissues from apparently normal sea otters from an area not contaminated by crude oil, were also examined.