alexa The Viviparous Blenny as an Indicator of Environmental Effects of Harmful Substances
Agri and Aquaculture

Agri and Aquaculture

Journal of Marine Science: Research & Development

Author(s): A Jacobsson

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The viviparous blenny seems to have properties necessary for indicating environmental effects of harmful substances. It has two main advantages over most other marine fishes: it is stationary during its life-span and the hatched fry live within the mother for several months. It was established that pregnant females are suitable for laboratory experiments and that exposure to a pulp mill effluent at concentrations which did not affect the survival of the mothers caused mortality and reduced growth of fry.B

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This article was published in Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and referenced in Journal of Marine Science: Research & Development

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