340 pages | 80 B/W Illus.
At an increasingly global scale, aquatic scientists are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marine ecosystems in the face of human-altered environments. Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, have left uncertain and indelible marks on marine ecosystems.
Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America contains independent scientific findings and critical reviews from experts researching the impacts of the Exxon Valdez, Ixtoc I, and Deepwater Horizon oil spills on coastal fishery resources. Comprised of three sections, this seminal work:
Chapters discuss new techniques for collecting and processing blood samples for toxicity testing, new aerial radar techniques for detecting unseen oil on marshes, consequences of oil prevention measures (such as diverting fresh water to estuaries or building sand berms to stop oil) on coastal fishery resources, and non-traditional methods for assessing the herring stock in Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA following the Exxon Valdez disaster.
Ecotoxicology of Fishes Impacted by Oil-Derived Compounds
Multiple Effects of Oil and Its Components in Fish; Christopher J. Kennedy
Toxicological and Physiological Effects of the Surfactant Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate at Varying Salinities During Larval Development of the Gulf Killifish (Fundulus grandis); Charlotte Bodinier, Fernando Galvez, Katherine Gautreaux, Arianna Rivera, and Christopher C. Green
Endocrine Disruption as a Mechanism of Action Underlying Sublethal Effects in Pacific Herring (Clupea harengus pallasi) Exposed to the Dissolved Hydrocarbon Fraction of Crude Oil; Christopher J. Kennedy
Proper Handling of Animal Tissues from the Field to the Laboratory Supports Reliable Biomarker Endpoints; Heather M. Olivier and Jill A. Jenkins
Oil Impacts to Physical Habitat in Coastal Ecosystems
Early Review of Potential Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Gulf of Mexico Wetlands and Their Associated Fisheries; Matthew E. Andersen
A Brief Review of the Effects of Oil and Dispersed Oil on Coastal Wetlands Including Suggestions for Future Research; John A. Nyman and Christopher G. Green
Oil Contamination in Mississippi Salt Marsh Habitats and the Impacts to Spartina alterniflora Photosynthesis; Patrick D. Biber, Wei Wu, Mark S. Peterson, Zhanfei Liu, and Linh Thuy Pham
City, County, and State Methods to Protect Nearshore Fisheries Habitat in Mississippi During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Joseph R. Pursley and David Keith
Population and Community Dynamics Following Oil Spill Disasters
Lessons from the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: A Biological Perspective; Brenda E. Ballachey, James L. Bodkin, Daniel Esler, and Stanley D. Rice
The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the Collapse of the Prince William Sound Herring Stock: A Reexamination of Critical Biomass Estimates; Richard E. Thorne and Gary L. Thomas
Effects of the Ixtoc I Oil Spill on Fish Assemblages in the Southern Gulf of Mexico; Felipe Amezcua-Linares, Felipe Amezcua, and Brigitte Gil-Manrique
Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Reproductive Biology of Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus); Nancy J. Brown-Peterson, Rachel A. Brewton, Robert J. Griffitt, and Richard S. Fulford
Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Larval Settlement in Mississippi; Richard S. Fulford, Robert J. Griffit, Nancy J. Brown-Peterson, Harriet Perry, and Guillermo Sanchez-Rubio
Oyster Responses to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill across Coastal Louisiana: Examining Oyster Health and Hydrocarbon Bioaccumulation; Jerome La Peyre, Sandra Casas, and Scott Miles
Occurrence of Lemon Sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster; Jonathan F. McKenzie, Christopher Schieble, Patrick W. Smith, and Martin T. O’Connell