Widespread endocrine disruption and reproductive impairment in an estuarine fish population exposed to seasonal hypoxia.

@article{Thomas2007WidespreadED,
  title={Widespread endocrine disruption and reproductive impairment in an estuarine fish population exposed to seasonal hypoxia.},
  author={Philippe Thomas and Md Saydur Rahman and Izhar Ahmad Khan and James A Kummer},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={274 1626},
  pages={2693-701}
}
The long-term effects on marine fish populations of the recent increase worldwide in the incidence of coastal hypoxia are unknown. Here we show that chronic environmental exposure of Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) to hypoxia in a Florida estuary caused marked suppression of ovarian and testicular growth which was accompanied by endocrine disruption. Laboratory hypoxia studies showed that the endocrine disruption was associated with impairment of reproductive neuroendocrine function… CONTINUE READING