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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527836/native-ruditapes-decussatus-and-non-indigenous-r-%C3%A2-philippinarum-shellfish-species-living-in-sympatry-comparison-of-regulated-and-non-regulated-biotoxins-accumulation
#1
Ana C Braga, Sandra Lage, Mário Pacheco, Sara Rydberg, Pedro R Costa
The native Ruditapes decussatus and the non-indigenous Ruditapes philippinarum are an important target of shellfish industries. The aim of this study was to compare an invader with a native species living in sympatry in the view of marine biotoxins accumulation. Samples were analysed for regulated and non-regulated biotoxins. The consistently occurrence of okadaic acid-group toxins and BMAA, may cause human health problems and economical losses. A strong positive relationship was observed between species, with significantly higher DSP toxicity in R...
May 11, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499739/diatom-communities-on-commercial-biocidal-fouling-control-coatings-after-one-year-of-immersion-in-the-marine-environment
#2
Thirumahal Muthukrishnan, Sergey Dobretsov, Mario De Stefano, Raeid M M Abed, Barry Kidd, Alistair A Finnie
Little is known about the effect of commercial biocidal fouling control coatings on fouling diatom communities and their growth forms after long periods of exposure in the marine tropical environment. The current study investigated the abundance and composition of fouling diatom communities developed on 11 commercially available biocidal antifouling coatings, covering the three main technology types in recent historic use (Self-Polishing Copolymers, Self-Polishing Hybrid and Controlled Depletion Polymers) after one year of static immersion at two locations in Muscat, Oman (Marina Shangri La and Marina Bandar Rowdha)...
May 4, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506598/long-term-dynamics-in-a-soft-bottom-amphipod-community-and-the-influence-of-the-pelagic-environment
#3
Carlos Navarro-Barranco, Caroline L McNeill, Claire E Widdicombe, Jose M Guerra-García, Stephen Widdicombe
The processes and patterns seen in coastal benthic communities can be strongly influenced by the overlying pelagic environmental conditions. Integrating long-term biological and environmental data (both benthic and pelagic) can give insight into the specific relationships between key benthic functional groups and natural temporal changes in the marine environment. The identity and abundance of amphipod species found at Station L4 (Western English Channel) were tracked for 7 years (2008-2014), whilst simultaneously, annual changes in phytoplankton biomass, water temperature, salinity and chlorophyll a concentration were also characterized...
April 27, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487163/a-multi-year-study-of-hepatic-biomarkers-in-coastal-fishes-from-the-gulf-of-mexico-after-the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill
#4
Marci Smeltz, Laura Rowland-Faux, Céline Ghiran, William F Patterson, Steven B Garner, Alan Beers, Quentin Mièvre, Andrew S Kane, Margaret O James
Following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, concerns were raised regarding exposure of fish to crude oil components, particularly polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). This three year study examined hepatic enzymes in post-mitochondrial supernatant fractions from red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) and gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) collected in the north central Gulf of Mexico between 2011 and 2014. Biomarker activities evaluated included benzo(a)pyrene hydroxylase (AHH), ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (EROD), glutathione transferase (GST), and glutathione peroxidase (GPx)...
April 27, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487162/experimental-evidence-of-chemical-defence-mechanisms-in-antarctic-bryozoans
#5
Blanca Figuerola, Carlos Angulo-Preckler, Laura Núñez-Pons, Juan Moles, Laura Sala-Comorera, Cristina García-Aljaro, Anicet R Blanch, Conxita Avila
Bryozoans are among the most abundant and diverse members of the Antarctic benthos, however the role of bioactive metabolites in ecological interactions has been scarcely studied. To extend our knowledge about the chemical ecology of Antarctic bryozoans, crude ether extracts (EE) and butanol extracts (BE) obtained from two Antarctic common species (Cornucopina pectogemma and Nematoflustra flagellata), were tested for antibacterial and repellent activities. The extracts were screened for quorum quenching and antibacterial activities against four Antarctic bacterial strains (Bacillus aquimaris, Micrococcus sp...
April 27, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487161/resilience-of-benthic-deep-sea-fauna-to-mining-activities
#6
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Sabine Gollner, Stefanie Kaiser, Lena Menzel, Daniel O B Jones, Alastair Brown, Nelia C Mestre, Dick van Oevelen, Lenaick Menot, Ana Colaço, Miquel Canals, Daphne Cuvelier, Jennifer M Durden, Andrey Gebruk, Great A Egho, Matthias Haeckel, Yann Marcon, Lisa Mevenkamp, Telmo Morato, Christopher K Pham, Autun Purser, Anna Sanchez-Vidal, Ann Vanreusel, Annemiek Vink, Pedro Martinez Arbizu
With increasing demand for mineral resources, extraction of polymetallic sulphides at hydrothermal vents, cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts at seamounts, and polymetallic nodules on abyssal plains may be imminent. Here, we shortly introduce ecosystem characteristics of mining areas, report on recent mining developments, and identify potential stress and disturbances created by mining. We analyze species' potential resistance to future mining and perform meta-analyses on population density and diversity recovery after disturbances most similar to mining: volcanic eruptions at vents, fisheries on seamounts, and experiments that mimic nodule mining on abyssal plains...
April 13, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473172/functional-diversity-of-zooplankton-communities-in-two-tropical-estuaries-ne-brazil-with-different-degrees-of-human-induced-disturbance
#7
Helena Veríssimo, Joana Patrício, Érica Gonçalves, Gustavo C Moura, José Etham L Barbosa, Ana M M Gonçalves
This study assessed the functional diversity (FD) of copepod communities along the environmental gradient of two tropical estuaries with different intensities of human impact - the environmentally protected "Mamanguape" and the urbanised "Paraiba". Different trait-based approaches were used: functional groups identification and description, and FD indices estimation. The results showed similar functional groups and functional indices between the two estuaries with some variability attributed to seasonality...
April 13, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434674/transcriptome-analysis-of-the-brain-of-the-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-after-exposure-to-human-pharmaceuticals-at-realistic-environmental-concentrations
#8
Miriam Hampel, Julian Blasco, Massimiliano Babbucci, Serena Ferraresso, Luca Bargelloni, Massimo Milan
Human pharmaceuticals such as Acetaminophen, Atenolol and Carbamazepine are pseudo persistent aquatic pollutants with yet unknown sub-lethal effects at environmentally relevant concentrations. Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) were exposed to Acetaminophen: 31.90 ± 11.07 μg L(-1); Atenolol: 0.95 ± 0.38 μg L(-1) and Carbamazepine: 6.95 ± 0.13 μg L(-1) in a 28 day flow through experiment to (1) determine whether exposure to low concentrations in the μg·L(-1) range of the pharmaceuticals alters the brain transcriptome and, (2) identify different expression profiles and treatment specific modes of action and pathways...
April 12, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431764/seasonal-monitoring-of-blue-mussel-mytilus-spp-populations-in-a-harbor-area-a-focus-on-responses-to-environmental-factors-and-chronic-contamination
#9
C Lacroix, E Duvieilbourg, N Guillou, J Guyomarch, C Bassoulet, D Moraga, G Chapalain, M Auffret
Coastal waters corresponding to macrotidal systems are among the most variable marine biotopes. Sessile animals as bivalve mollusks may however be found forming intertidal beds at high densities, as allowed by full adaptation to local conditions. A better knowledge of adaptive responses to environmental factors is required to foresee possible adverse effects of global change. At the sub-cellular level, transcriptional responses are among the earliest signals of environmental disturbances and they can reveal subtle and meaningful changes in organism exposed to stress...
April 12, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431763/immune-response-of-the-short-neck-clam-paphia-malabarica-to-salinity-stress-using-flow-cytometry
#10
Deodatta S Gajbhiye, Lidita Khandeparker
Paphia malabarica is a predominant and commercially important bivalve in India, persistently challenged by wavering salinity in a monsoon-influenced estuary. To examine the organism's immunological response under such a condition we challenged P. malabarica with different salinities (0, 5, 15, 25 and 35) for varied periods using a two-way experimental approach (in vitro and in vivo). This is the first study to report the response of P. malabarica hemocytes to salinity stress from a monsoon-influenced estuary on the southwest coast of India...
April 11, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410750/assessing-the-impact-of-diclofenac-ibuprofen-and-sildenafil-citrate-viagra-%C3%A2-on-the-fertilisation-biology-of-broadcast-spawning-marine-invertebrates
#11
Norlaila Binti Mohd Zanuri, Matthew G Bentley, Gary S Caldwell
Exposure to synthetic chemicals is a key environmental challenge faced by aquatic organisms. The time and dose effects of the pharmaceuticals diclofenac, ibuprofen, and sildenafil citrate on sperm motility and successful fertilisation are studied using the echinoderms, Asterias rubens and Psammechinus miliaris, and the polychaete worm Arenicola marina, all important components of the marine benthos. Motility was reduced for all species when exposed to diclofenac concentrations ≥0.1 μg/L. Exposure to ≥1...
April 8, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416257/nrf2-and-regulation-of-the-antioxidant-system-in-the-antarctic-silverfish-pleuragramma-antarctica-adaptation-to-environmental-changes-of-pro-oxidant-pressure
#12
Maria Elisa Giuliani, Maura Benedetti, Marco Nigro, Francesco Regoli
Despite the key importance of Nrf2-Keap1 in regulating antioxidant system in vertebrates, this system is still poorly investigated in marine species. The present study focused on the Antarctic silverfish Pleuragramma antarctica which, during the final phases of embryo development in platelet ice, is challenged by a sudden enhancement of environmental oxidative conditions associated to ice melting. Partial coding sequences were identified for Nrf2, its repressor Keap1 and for typical Nrf2-target antioxidant genes, like catalase, glutathione peroxidase isoform 1 and Cu/Zn-dependent superoxide dismutase...
April 7, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501102/integration-of-biological-effects-fish-histopathology-and-contaminant-measurements-for-the-assessment-of-fish-health-a-pilot-application-in-irish-marine-waters
#13
Michelle Giltrap, Jenny Ronan, John P Bignell, Brett P Lyons, Evelyn Collins, Heather Rochford, Brendan McHugh, Evin McGovern, Lorraine Bull, James Wilson
This study investigates the use of a weight of evidence (WOE) approach to evaluate fish health status and biological effects (BEs) of contaminants for assessment of ecosystem health and discusses its potential application in support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). External fish disease, liver histopathology and several BEs of contaminant exposure including 7-ethoxy resorufin O-de-ethylase (EROD), acetylcholinesterase (AChE), bile metabolites, vitellogenin (VTG) and alkali labile phosphates (ALP) were measured in two flatfish species from four locations in Ireland...
April 5, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413104/altered-epiphyte-community-and-sea-urchin-diet-in-posidonia-oceanica-meadows-in-the-vicinity-of-volcanic-co2-vents
#14
Patricia Nogueira, Maria Cristina Gambi, Salvatrice Vizzini, Gianmaria Califano, Ana Mafalda Tavares, Rui Santos, Begoña Martínez-Crego
Ocean acidification (OA) predicted for 2100 is expected to shift seagrass epiphyte communities towards the dominance of more tolerant non-calcifying taxa. However, little is known about the indirect effects of such changes on food provision to key seagrass consumers. We found that epiphyte communities of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica in two naturally acidified sites (i.e. north and south sides of a volcanic CO2 vent) and in a control site away from the vent at the Ischia Island (NW Mediterranean Sea) significantly differed in composition and abundance...
April 5, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411869/detection-of-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-and-evidence-of-their-effects-on-the-hpg-axis-of-the-european-anchovy-engraulis-encrasicolus
#15
Andrea Miccoli, Francesca Maradonna, Andrea De Felice, Vincenzo Caputo Barucchi, Andone Estonba, Michele Genangeli, Sauro Vittori, Iole Leonori, Oliana Carnevali
Natural/synthetic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) may display estrogenic activity and a lower potency than 17β-estradiol. Nonetheless, their concentrations and additive effects can affect the endocrine system and reproductive processes related to the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal (HPG) axis. Because of their persistence in both the environment and biological systems, they ultimately target multi-level predators, including humans. We detected presence and effects of xenobiotics on wild anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus in the Western Adriatic Sea...
April 5, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413103/do-larval-types-affect-genetic-connectivity-at-sea-testing-hypothesis-in-two-sibling-marine-gastropods-with-contrasting-larval-development
#16
Maria Vittoria Modica, Valeria Russini, Giulia Fassio, Marco Oliverio
In marine environments, connectivity among populations of benthic invertebrates is provided primarily by dispersion of larvae, with the duration of pelagic larval phase (PLD) supposed to represent one of the major factor affecting connectivity. In marine gastropods, PLD is linked to specific larval development types, which may be entirely intracapsular (thus lacking a pelagic dispersal), or include a short pelagic lecithotrophic or a long planktotrophic phase. In the present study, we investigated two sibling species of the cosmopolitan neogastropod genus Columbella (commonly known as dove shells): Columbella adansoni Menke, 1853, from the Macaronesian Atlantic archipelagos, with planktotrophic development, and Columbella rustica Linnaeus, 1758, from the Mediterranean Sea, with intracapsular development...
April 4, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395870/dongsha-atoll-a-potential-thermal-refuge-for-reef-building-corals-in-the-south-china-sea
#17
Konstantin S Tkachenko, Keryea Soong
Dongsha Atoll (also known as the Pratas Islands), the northernmost atoll in the South China Sea, experiences two contrasting physical phenomena: repetitive anomalies of the sea surface temperature exceeding the coral bleaching threshold and regular effects of the world's strongest internal waves resulting in the rhythmic upwelling of cold deep waters at the outer reef slopes of the atoll. This unique combination may result in significant differences in coral species composition and structure between the lagoon and forereef...
April 4, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385268/macroinvertebrate-communities-from-the-shallow-soft-bottoms-of-deception-island-southern-ocean-a-paradise-for-opportunists
#18
Carlos Angulo-Preckler, Carlos Leiva, Conxita Avila, Sergi Taboada
Deception Island (South Shetland Islands) is an atypical spot in its Antarctic context, being a still active volcano with a submerged caldera. Although the sea-floor of its enclosed bay, Port Foster, has been extensively studied from 40 m down, little is known about the macrozoobenthic composition of its shallower areas. The aim of this study was to characterize the so far unexplored soft-bottom marine macroinvertebrate communities living within the first few meters depth in Port Foster. Eight sampling stations were selected, and three replicates per station and depth (5 and 15 m) were collected by SCUBA diving using 0...
March 29, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400049/species-co-occurrence-affects-the-trophic-interactions-of-two-juvenile-reef-shark-species-in-tropical-lagoon-nurseries-in-moorea-french%C3%A2-polynesia
#19
Philip Matich, Jeremy J Kiszka, Johann Mourier, Serge Planes, Michael R Heithaus
Food web structure is shaped by interactions within and across trophic levels. As such, understanding how the presence and absence of predators, prey, and competitors affect species foraging patterns is important for predicting the consequences of changes in species abundances, distributions, and behaviors. Here, we used plasma δ(13)C and δ(15)N values from juvenile blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) and juvenile sicklefin lemon sharks (Negaprion acutidens) to investigate how species co-occurrence affects their trophic interactions in littoral waters of Moorea, French Polynesia...
March 28, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390660/isotopic-niches-of-fin-whales-from-the-mediterranean-sea-and-the-celtic-sea-north-atlantic
#20
Krishna Das, Ophélie Holleville, Conor Ryan, Simon Berrow, Anita Gilles, Denis Ody, Loïc N Michel
The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) is the most abundant and widespread mysticete species in the Mediterranean Sea, found mostly in deep, offshore waters of the western and central portion of the region. In the Mediterranean, this species is known to feed mainly on krill, in contrast to its Atlantic counterpart, which displays a more diversified diet. The International Whaling Commission recognizes several managements units in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea and the connectivity between these populations is still being debated...
March 27, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
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