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The winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, is an esteemed food fish and has sustained an important commercial and recreational fishery for many years in the northeastern United States. Histopathologic examinations of hepatic tissues of winter flounder from Boston Harbor revealed a high prevalence of neoplasms. The lesions, designated as(More)
A variety of neoplasms and nonneoplastic hepatic lesions have been noted in winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, from Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. Inflammatory lesions include cholangiitis, pericholangiitis, pericholangial fibrosis, hepatitis, and pancreatitis. Necrotic lesions consist essentially of focal coagulative necrosis and a distinctive(More)
The kinetics of piscine liver, spleen, and kidney macrophage aggregate formation was studied in Carassius auratus using the sequential interperitoneal injection of fluorescent green and yellow microspheres. This study indicates that 1. macrophages migrating to or forming new aggregates move randomly throughout the aggregate mass and do not simply increase(More)
A small proportion of fishery products contaminated with appreciable amounts of potentially hazardous inorganic and organic contaminants from natural and environmental sources seem to pose the greatest potential for toxicity to consumers of fishery products in the United States. Health risks due to chemicals (e.g., modest changes in the overall risk of(More)
Neoplasia was a prevalent disease of the soft-shell clam and was found in widely geographically distinct sites in New England. Two types of neoplasms were recognized. Most were of hematopoietic origin, except in clams from Maine, which also had gonadal neoplasms. Both types were apparently malignant neoplasms, based on their characteristic anaplastic(More)
Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from the Atlantic seaboard (Florida to Massachusetts) were examined at the Marine Pathology Laboratory, University of Rhode Island, from March through December, 1980. Three genera of blood flukes (spirorchids) were found in 14 (33%) of the 43 turtles. Gross signs in heavily infected animals included cachexia, anemia(More)