Influence of Noise on the Physiological Activity of the Blue Mussel (Mytilus Galloprovincialis) from the Black Sea

In the last period, the ecosystem of the Black Sea has been highly changed and disturbed: extensive pollution, coastal development, disturbance caused by extensive vessel traffic, over-fishing, etc., were several of the causes. This paper presents the influence of vibration (as a source of noise) on the physiological activity of the Black Sea blue mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis, Lamarck, 1819). Marine organisms are forced to implement their own strategy of defense against stress factors. Along their evolution, under the influence of environmental factors, mussels put in place anti-oxidant enzyme - systems and non-enzymatic defense systems against the action of harmful free radicals resulting from metabolic processes of organic xenobiotics. This paper considers that in the Black Sea shallow waters' where, on rocky substrata the dominant species is the blue mussel, noises or vibrations with high frequency are harmful for the ecosystem.


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  • Accession Number: 01484333
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2013 2:02PM