|Effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on the growth of marine organisms|
|Anderson, J.W. (1977). Effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on the growth of marine organisms. Rapp. P.v. Réun. Cons. int. Explor. Mer. 171: 157-165|
|In: Rapport et Procès-verbaux des Réunions, Conseil international pour L'Exploration de la Mer. ICES, more|
|Also published as |
- Anderson, J.W. (1977). Effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on the growth of marine organisms, in: McIntyre, A.D. et al. (Ed.) (1977). Petroleum hydrocarbons in the marine environment: Proceedings from ICES Workshop held in Aberdeen 9-12 September 1975. Rapp. P.-v. Réun. Cons. int. Explor. Mer, 171: pp. 157-165, more
Growth; Marine organisms; Oil pollution; Pollution effects; Crustacea [WoRMS]; Marine
Several species of marine organisms, ranging from phytoplankton to fish, have been tested for various growth and reproduction parameters in response to exposure to two crude (Kuwait and South Louisiana) and two refined oils (No.2 Fuel Oil and Venezuelan Bunker C). The growth of oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and brown shrimp (Penaeus aztecus) was not affected by oil exposures, while 3 5 mg/litre of total dissolved hydrocarbons (from No.2 Fuel Oil) reduced embryonic heart beat and hatching success of two fish species and 0 3 to 0 7 mg/litre decreased the growth rates of larval Palaemonetes pugio, juvenile Neanthes arenaceodentata, and three species of phytoplankton (Isochrysis galbana, Glenodinium halli, Cyclotella nana) .