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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. et Proc.-Verb. Cons. Int. Explor. Mer 171: 157-165
In: Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions du Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer. Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer: Copenhagen. ISSN 0074-4336, more

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  • 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. Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions du Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer, 171: pp. 157-165, more

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Keywords
    Growth; Marine organisms; Oil pollution; Pollution effects; Crustacea [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Anderson, J.W.

Abstract
    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) .

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