An Experimental System to Assess Potential Biological Impact of Operational Response During an Oil SpillMatthieu Dussauze1,2,* Thomas Milinkovitch1, Hélène Thomas-Guyon3, Morgane Danion4, Philippe Lemaire5, Karine Pichavant-Rafin1, Michael Theron1 and Stéphane Le Floch2
- Corresponding Author:
- Dussauze M
Laboratoire ORPHY EA4324
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
6 Avenue le Gorgeu, CS 93837
29238 Brest Cedex 3, France
Received date: April 29, 2016; Accepted date: June 08, 2016; Published date: June 15, 2016
Citation: Dussauze M, Pichavant-Rafini K, Theron M, Floch SL, Milinkovitch T, et al. (2016) An Experimental System to Assess Potential Biological Impact of Operational Response During an Oil Spill. J Pet Environ Biotechnol 7: 282. doi:10.4172/2157-7463.1000282
Copyright: © 2016 Dussauze M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In order to evaluate the potential toxicity of dispersant application in an oil slick in near-shore areas, this study presents an experimental system designed to perform toxicity tests on fish. Three possible oil spill scenario issues during an oil spill were tested on juvenile sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax); the Water Soluble Fraction of oil; the Mechanical Dispersion of oil; the Chemical Dispersion of oil. Preliminary toxicity assays suggest that the experimental system is appropriate to assess the three experimental conditions during a period of 24 hours. This experimental system allowed obtaining “quick” and relevant results of acute toxicity in an emergency context such an oil spill.