Physiological, Developmental and Behavioral Effects of Marine Pollution

  • Judith S Weis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Physiology

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  3. Reproduction and Development

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  4. Behavior

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  5. Dealing with Pollutants

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 435-452

About this book


Synthesizing decades of work, but up-to-date, this book focuses on organism-level responses to pollutants by marine animals, mainly crustaceans, molluscs, and fishes. Emphasizing effects on physiological processes (feeding/digestion, respiration, osmoregulation), life-cycle (reproduction [including endocrine disruption], embryo development, larval development, developmental processes later in life (growth, regeneration, molting, calcification, cancer), and behaviour, the book also covers bioaccumulation and detoxification of contaminants, and the development of tolerance. The major pollutants covered are metals, organic compounds (oil, pesticides, industrial chemicals), nutrients and hypoxia, contaminants of emerging concern, and ocean acidification. Some attention is also devoted to marine debris and noise pollution.​


Behavioural effects Bioaccumulation Developmental effects Physiological effects Tolerance

Authors and affiliations

  • Judith S Weis
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6948-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6949-6
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