Effects of fuel oil on sea catfish: Feeding activity and cardiac responses

  title={Effects of fuel oil on sea catfish: Feeding activity and cardiac responses},
  author={R. Wang and J. Nicol},
  journal={Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  • R. Wang, J. Nicol
  • Published 1977
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Although fish have been used repeatedly in bioassays of toxicity of petroleum oils, little information is available for marine species (Nelson-Smith 1970, 1972). Anderson and colleagues ( 1974) studied the effects of crude and fuel oil on survival of estuarine species. Using a marine catfish readily available, the effects of a fuel oil on survival, feeding behavior and heart rate are examined. The latter has frequently been used as a sensitive test for environmental stress. 
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