A SYSTEM FOR THE DETERMINATION OF CHRONIC EFFECTS OF POLLUTANTS ON THE PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR OF MARINE ORGANISMS

An experimental system was set up to facilitate the use of high quality sea water in experiments concerned with the chronic effects of pollutants on the behavior and physiology of selected marine organisms. This system can be used to determine quantitative changes in behavior under closely controlled conditions. By utilizing a sound proof controlled environment room, there is a minimal amount of outside distraction for the experimental organisms. The closed circuit television allows continuous monitoring in such undisturbed surroundings, and is used effectively for rapid quantification of behavioral data. With this system, it is hoped that more can be learned about the long-term sublethal effects of pollutants on the behavior of key estuarine and coastal organisms so that another dimension can be added to the understanding of the significance of pesticide residues found in natural populations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Florida State University, Tallahassee

    Department of Biological Sciences
    Tallahassee, FL  USA  32306

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Authors:
    • Livingston, R J
    • Cripe, C R
    • Koenig, C C
    • Lewis III, F G
    • DeGrove, B D
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Florida Sea Grant-4
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-04-3-158-43
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM