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Main Title Interactions of Chlorine-Produced Oxidants, Salinity, and a Protistan Parasite in Affecting Lethal and Sublethal Physiological Effects in the Eastern or American Oyster.
Author Scott, G. I. ; Oswald, E. O. ; Sammons, T. I. ; Baughman, D. S. ; Middaugh, D. P. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/037;
Stock Number PB86-166931
Additional Subjects Oxidizers ; Chlorine ; Salinity ; Oysters ; Water pollution ; Animal physiology ; Exposure ; Mortality ; Parasites ; Infection ; Chlorination ; Comparison ; Concentration(Composition) ; Temperature ; Seasonal variations ; Tables(Data) ; Reprints ; Crassostrea virginica ; American oyster ; Perkinsus marinus ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-166931 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 22p
Results from the study have generally indicated the significant interactive effects of salinity and Chlorine-Produced Oxidants exposure in affecting oyster mortalities resulting from P. marinus infection. Comparisons of control oysters in high-and low-salinity exposures generally indicated that low-salinity conditions resulted in exposure of oysters to water which was reduced in both salt content (major ions) and phytoplankton density (as food availability was reduced by 66%). Biodeposition rates (or feeding rates) were significantly reduced in low-salinity-exposed oysters, probably related to less food availability.