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Mortality and Settlement Success of Pocillopora damicornis Planula Larvae during Recovery from Low Levels of Nickel
|Title:||Mortality and Settlement Success of Pocillopora damicornis Planula Larvae during Recovery from Low Levels of Nickel|
|Authors:||Goh, Beverly P.L.|
|Issue Date:||Jul 1991|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press|
|Citation:||Goh BPL. 1991. Mortality and settlement success of Pocillopora damicornis planula larvae during recovery from low levels of nickel. Pac Sci 45(3): 276-286.|
|Abstract:||Effects on mortality and settlement of Pocillopora damicornis
planula larvae during recovery from low levels of Ni++ were investigated.
Results indicated that a nickel concentration of 9 ppm over 12 hr was sufficient
to cause 50% mortality in larvae 39.6 hr after removal of the toxicant. Settlement
in larvae was more sensitive, showing significantly reduced settlement rates from
9 days into recovery, after exposure to I ppm Ni++ at durations of 12-96 hr. It
is recommended that coral planula larvae be utilized more extensively in pollution
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 45, Number 3, 1991|
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