Re: NANFA-L-- Killifish as oil cleanup agents
Tue, 29 Nov 2005 10:37:33 EST

In a message dated 11/28/05 2:15:50 PM, writes:

<< was surprised to read in today's Philadelphia Inquirer that Mummichogs
effectively remove oil droplets by oxidizing them and that Mummichog eggs are
harmfully affected by oil contamination. >>

A little on line research has turned up some related reports about the
ability of Fundulus heteroclitus to become tolerant of oxidized petroleum residues.
Not really that they clean up the environment. Aquatic Toxicology 65 (2003)

Does anyone have more relevant references? It seems that this may be another
case of journalistic license.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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