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Relationships between anthropogenic chemical contaminant exposure and associated changes in reproductive parameters in male English sole (Parophrys vetulus) collected from Hylebos Waterway, Puget Sound, Washington.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18274819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Effects of chemical contaminant exposure on gonadal development in adult male English sole (Parophrys vetulus) from Hylebos Waterway and Colvos Passage, Puget Sound, Washington were investigated. Hylebos Waterway sediment is contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and organochlorines (OCs), and Colvos Passage, a nearby nonurban area, is minimally contaminated. Fish from Hylebos Waterway had higher concentrations of both PAHs and OCs in tissues than fish from Colvos Passage. Overall, little correlation was observed between PAH exposure and biological parameters, but strong correlations were observed between OCs and the biological parameters. Migration of fish from less contaminated areas into the Hylebos Waterway during the reproductive season might have influenced these results, based on temporal changes in fish age and contaminant concentrations.
Sean Y Sol; Lyndal L Johnson; Daryle Boyd; O Paul Olson; Dan P Lomax; Tracy K Collier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1432-0703     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-30     Completed Date:  2008-11-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0357245     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Conservation Division, 2725 Montlake Blvd. E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*,  analysis
Environmental Monitoring
Flatfishes / physiology*
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated / toxicity*
Liver / drug effects,  pathology
Organ Size / drug effects
Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic / toxicity*
Reproduction / drug effects*,  physiology
Seawater / chemistry
Sexual Maturation / drug effects
Testis / drug effects,  pathology
Testosterone / analogs & derivatives,  blood
Water Pollutants, Chemical / toxicity*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 53187-98-7/11-ketotestosterone; 58-22-0/Testosterone

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