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Cytological-cytogenetic analyses of winter flounder embryos collected from the Benthos at the barge North Cape oil spill

Abstract

The oil barge North Cape ran aground on Moonstone Beach in Rhode Island on January 19, 1996, spilling 828 000 gallons (US) of a combination of diesel and home heating oils. Samples of winter flounder embryos were collected from salt ponds in the area of the spill using an epibenthic sled. An examination of the field-sampled embryos based on gross morphology, levels of moribund embryos, mitotic index, and chromosomal anomalies found that a significant number exhibited high levels of one or more of these conditions when compared with flounder embryos raised under laboratory-controlled conditions. No chorion damage was noted in embryos collected from the field nor were there any significant findings of lordosis or scoliosis. The cumulative impact on winter flounder embryos of North Cape oil exposure was an estimated 51% reduction in the number of embryos surviving to the larval stage. (author)
Authors:
Hughes, J B [1] 
  1. Milford Laboratory, CT (United States). Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1999
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-00:030601
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Marine Pollution Bulletin; Journal Volume: 38; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1999
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; CHROMOSOMAL ABERRATIONS; COASTAL WATERS; DIESEL FUELS; EMBRYOS; FISHES; HEATING OILS; MORPHOLOGY; OIL SPILLS; RHODE ISLAND; TERATOGENESIS
OSTI ID:
20034702
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0025-326X; MPNBAZ; TRN: GB9951926002975
Submitting Site:
GBN
Size:
page(s) 30-35
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Hughes, J B. Cytological-cytogenetic analyses of winter flounder embryos collected from the Benthos at the barge North Cape oil spill. United Kingdom: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1016/S0025-326X(98)00082-4.
Hughes, J B. Cytological-cytogenetic analyses of winter flounder embryos collected from the Benthos at the barge North Cape oil spill. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/S0025-326X(98)00082-4.
Hughes, J B. 1999. "Cytological-cytogenetic analyses of winter flounder embryos collected from the Benthos at the barge North Cape oil spill." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/S0025-326X(98)00082-4. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/S0025-326X(98)00082-4.
@misc{etde_20034702,
title = {Cytological-cytogenetic analyses of winter flounder embryos collected from the Benthos at the barge North Cape oil spill}
author = {Hughes, J B}
abstractNote = {The oil barge North Cape ran aground on Moonstone Beach in Rhode Island on January 19, 1996, spilling 828 000 gallons (US) of a combination of diesel and home heating oils. Samples of winter flounder embryos were collected from salt ponds in the area of the spill using an epibenthic sled. An examination of the field-sampled embryos based on gross morphology, levels of moribund embryos, mitotic index, and chromosomal anomalies found that a significant number exhibited high levels of one or more of these conditions when compared with flounder embryos raised under laboratory-controlled conditions. No chorion damage was noted in embryos collected from the field nor were there any significant findings of lordosis or scoliosis. The cumulative impact on winter flounder embryos of North Cape oil exposure was an estimated 51% reduction in the number of embryos surviving to the larval stage. (author)}
doi = {10.1016/S0025-326X(98)00082-4}
journal = {Marine Pollution Bulletin}
issue = {1}
volume = {38}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1999}
month = {Jan}
}