The Effects of Industrial Wastes on Marine Phytoplankton
Nineteen clones in three marine phytoplankton species were used in bioassays of DuPont Grasselli waste. We determined that low doses of waste stimulate growth; higher concentrations were inhibitory. The transition from stimulation to inhibition in culture occurs at approximately the highest concentration that is sustained in the environment. Clones from polluted estuaries are less sensitive to the waste than are clones of the same species from other environments.
KeywordsContinental Slope Marine Phytoplankton Chemical Stress Skeletonema Costatum Emiliania Huxleyi
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