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Main Title Effect of Eight Outer Continental Shelf Drilling Muds on the Calcification Rate and Free Amino Acid Pool of the Coral 'Acropora cervicornis'.
Author Powell, E. N. ; Kendall, J. J. ; Connor, S. J. ; Zastrow, C. E. ; Bright, T. J. ;
CORP Author Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Oceanography.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-806793; EPA/600/J-84/304;
Stock Number PB85-219350
Additional Subjects Coral ; Drilling fluids ; Water pollution ; Toxicity ; Tests ; Offshore drilling ; Reefs ; Exposure ; Turbidity ; Recovery ; Continental shelves ; Proteins ; Amino acids ; Reprints ; Ocean waste disposal ; Marine disposal ; Acropora cervicornis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-219350 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 13p
The study describes an assessment of the relative toxicity of a number of drilling muds slated for marine disposal on the coral Acropora cervicornis. The data do not suggest that a single toxic agent present in all the tested muds was responsible for the observed effects in A. cervicornis but rather that toxic agents vary considerably among the muds. For corals, a priori predictions of toxicity from chemical analysis remain an elusive goal. (Copyright (c) 1984 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.)