Imposex in the Dogwhelk (Nucella lapillus) due to TBT contamination: Improvement at high latitudes

Jörundur Svavarsson

Rannsóknarafurð: Framlag til fræðitímaritsGreinritrýni

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Studies on imposex in the dogwhelks (Nucella lapillus) in Icelandic waters in 1998 show that the level of imposex has decreased considerably since 1992-1993, two years after implementation of restrictions on the use of tributyltin (TBT)-based anti-fouling paint. Vas Deferens Sequence Index (VDSI) and Relative Penis Size Index (RPSI) levels have declined considerably, both near large and small harbours. The impact area of a large harbour complex has decreased considerably, while lesser changes were seen in the impact areas near smaller harbours. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Upprunalegt tungumálEnska
Síður (frá-til)893-897
Síðufjöldi5
FræðitímaritMarine Pollution Bulletin
Bindi40
Númer tölublaðs11
DOI
ÚtgáfustaðaÚtgefið - 2000

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I wish to thank the following persons for their aid in dissecting and/or sampling dogwhelks: Arja Kalvas, Bjarni K. Kristjánsson, Steinunn H. Ólafsdóttir and Menja von Schmalensee. I wish to thank Helgi Jensson and Davı́ð Egilsson for their help, Jóhanna Weisshappel for help in making Fig. 1 , AMSUM for financial support and Agnar Ingólfsson and an anonymous reviewer for valuable comments and advice.

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