Date of Award

2014

Document Type

USM Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Dr. Louis F. Gainey jr.

Keywords

Biology, Oil dispersants

Abstract

Oil dispersants, such as Corexit 9500A, are used to cleanup oil spills, but may have adverse effects on the health and stability of marine environments and marine organisms. This study examined the physiological stress responses in heart rates and clearance rates of Mytilus edulis during 96 hours of exposure to multiple concentrations of oil, Corexit 9500A, and Corexit 9500A combined with oil.

Comments

This thesis is restricted to USM access only.

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