The effects of oil and oil dispersants on the skeletal growth of the hermatypic coral Diploria strigosa

  title={The effects of oil and oil dispersants on the skeletal growth of the hermatypic coral Diploria strigosa},
  author={Richard E. Dodge and Sheila C. Wyers and Hannah Frith and Anthony H. Knap and Struan R. Smith and T. D. Sleeter},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Specimens of the hermatypic coral species Diploria strigosa were exposed to various concentrations (1–50 ppm) of oil or oil plus dispersant for 6–24 h periods in four laboratory and two field experiments. After dosing, corals were transplanted to, or left in, the field and recollected approximately one year later for extension (linear) growth analysis by the alizarin stain method. The experiments were designed to assess the long-term effects of brief low-level concentrations of chemically… CONTINUE READING

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