Effect of chlorination on barnacle larval stages: Implications for biofouling control and environmental impact

@inproceedings{Venkatnarayanan2016EffectOC,
  title={Effect of chlorination on barnacle larval stages: Implications for biofouling control and environmental impact},
  author={Srinivas Venkatnarayanan and P. Sriyutha Murthy and Ramalingam Kirubagaran and Vayalam Purath Venugopalan},
  year={2016}
}
Abstract Continuous low-dose chlorination (CLDC, 0.2 ± 0.1 mg l −1 ) is practised to control mussel settlement in industrial cooling systems. However, its effect on larval barnacles is poorly understood. Experiments were carried out with larvae of the barnacle Amphibalanus reticulatus to assess: 1) chlorine toxicity to discrete naupliar stages, 2) effect of transient chlorine exposure of nauplii on subsequent larval development and 3) effect of chlorine on cypris settlement and metamorphosis… CONTINUE READING