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Effect of field exposure to 38-year-old residual petroleum hydrocarbons on growth, condition index, and filtration rate of the ribbed mussel, Geukensia demissa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18045755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In September 1969, the Florida barge spilled 700,000 L of No. 2 fuel oil into the salt marsh sediments of Wild Harbor, MA. Today a substantial amount, approximately 100 kg, of moderately degraded petroleum remains within the sediment and along eroding creek banks. The ribbed mussels, Geukensia demissa, which inhabit the salt marsh creek bank, are exposed to the spilled oil. Examination of short-term exposure was done with transplantation of G. demissa from a control site, Great Sippewissett marsh, into Wild Harbor. We also examined the effects of long-term exposure with transplantation of mussels from Wild Harbor into Great Sippewissett. Both the short- and long-term exposure transplants exhibited slower growth rates, shorter mean shell lengths, lower condition indices, and decreased filtration rates. The results add new knowledge about long-term consequences of spilled oil, a dimension that should be included when assessing oil-impacted areas and developing management plans designed to restore, rehabilitate, or replace impacted areas.
Authors:
Jennifer B Culbertson; Ivan Valiela; Ylva S Olsen; Christopher M Reddy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2007-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  154     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-09     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Boston University Marine Program, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA. culbertsonj@uncw.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Bivalvia / drug effects*,  physiology
Disasters*
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Environmental Pollution / adverse effects*
Geologic Sediments / chemistry
Massachusetts
Petroleum / analysis,  toxicity*
Seawater
Soil Pollutants / analysis,  toxicity
Time
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis,  toxicity
Wetlands
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Petroleum; 0/Soil Pollutants; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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