The Effects of Industrial Wastes on Marine Phytoplankton

  • Lynda S. Murphy
  • Peter R. Hoar
  • Rebecca A. Belastock
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 12)


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.


Continental Slope Marine Phytoplankton Chemical Stress Skeletonema Costatum Emiliania Huxleyi 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynda S. Murphy
    • 3
  • Peter R. Hoar
    • 2
  • Rebecca A. Belastock
    • 1
  1. 1.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.Amherst CollegeAmherstUSA
  3. 3.Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesWest Boothbay HarborUSA

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