Understanding ship-grounding impacts on a coral reef: potential effects of anti-foulant paint contamination on coral recruitment.

@article{Negri2002UnderstandingSI,
  title={Understanding ship-grounding impacts on a coral reef: potential effects of anti-foulant paint contamination on coral recruitment.},
  author={Andrew P Negri and Luke D. Smith and Nicole S Webster and Andrew J. Heyward},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2002},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={111-7}
}
The 184 m cargo ship Bunga Teratai Satu collided with Sudbury Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef and remained grounded for 12 days. The ship was re-floated only 3 days prior to the November 2000 mass coral spawning. No cargo or fuel was lost but the impact resulted in significant contamination of the reef with anti-foulant paint containing tributyltin (TBT), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn). Larvae of the reef-building scleractinian coral Acropora microphthalma were exposed to various concentrations… CONTINUE READING

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