Comparative study about the effects of pollution on glass and yellow eels (Anguilla anguilla) from the estuaries of Minho, Lima and Douro Rivers (NW Portugal).

@article{Gravato2010ComparativeSA,
  title={Comparative study about the effects of pollution on glass and yellow eels (Anguilla anguilla) from the estuaries of Minho, Lima and Douro Rivers (NW Portugal).},
  author={Carlos S Gravato and Laura Guimar{\~a}es and Joana Santos and Melissa Faria and Anabela Alves and L{\'u}cia C Guilhermino},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2010},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={524-33}
}
The health status of eels (Anguilla anguilla) developing in three estuaries of the NW Portuguese coast with different types and levels of pollution was compared in relation to morphometric parameters, Fulton condition index (F index) and several biomarkers. Relatively to the reference population, glass eels from the Lima estuary had lower weight and length, cholinesterase (ChE) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) inhibition, and lower levels of some anti-oxidant parameters, while yellow eels also… CONTINUE READING