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Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 235–245 | Cite as

Experimental study of the effect of oil on some representatives of benthos in the Caspian Sea

  • A. G. Kasymov
  • A. D. Aliev
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Abstract

Experimental studies of the influence of crude oil on the bottom fauna of the Caspian Sea were carried out in 1970-1971 at Artem Island 86 km from Baku. The investigated species on the sensitivity to oil contamination are divided into 3 groups: more sensitive species —Ch. albidus; the sensitive -C. lamarcki, N. elinguis; and less sensitive species —N. diversicolor, P. dubia andA. ovata. Under high concentrations of oil (higher than 3 to 5 mg1−1) the animals initially do not change weight and then they lose weight and perish. In a weak solution of oil (below 1 mg−1) a speed up in normal evolution, growth, and reproduction took place in the animals.

Keywords

Experimental Study Weak Solution Normal Evolution Sensitive Species Bottom Fauna 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Kasymov
    • 1
  • A. D. Aliev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan SSRBakuUSSR

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