The effects of oil exposure on peripheral blood leukocytes and splenic melano-macrophage centers of Gulf of Mexico fishes.

@article{Ali2014TheEO,
  title={The effects of oil exposure on peripheral blood leukocytes and splenic melano-macrophage centers of Gulf of Mexico fishes.},
  author={Ahmad Omar Ali and Claudia Hohn and Peter James Allen and Lorelei Ford and Mary Beth Dail and Stephen B Pruett and Lora Petrie-Hanson},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={79 1-2},
  pages={87-93}
}
In August and November 2010 we collected and examined peripheral blood and tissues from three species of Gulf of Mexico fish. Findings were compared to non-exposed control fish. The leukocyte counts of exposed alligator gar were not significantly different from controls, while exposed Gulf killifish and sea trout had significantly decreased lymphocyte counts. Liver ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) values from sea trout were significantly greater than control sea trout EROD values, suggesting… CONTINUE READING