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Toxicity data for modeling impacts of oil components in an Arctic ecosystem

Abstract

Ecological impact assessment modeling systems are valuable support tools for managing impacts from commercial activities on marine habitats and species. The inclusion of toxic effects modeling in these systems is predicated on the availability and quality of ecotoxicology data. Here we report on a data gathering exercise to obtain toxic effects data on oil compounds for a selection of cold-water marine species of fish and plankton associated with the Barents Sea ecosystem. Effects data were collated from historical and contemporary literature resources for the endpoints mortality, development, growth, bioaccumulation and reproduction. Evaluating the utility and applicability of these data for modeling, we find that data coverage is limited to a sub-set of the required endpoints. There is a need for new experimental studies for zooplankton focused on the endpoints development and bioaccumulation and for larvae and juvenile fish focused on growth and development.

Category

Academic article

Client

  • Notur/NorStore / NN9295K
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 203823/ E40
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 208300/E30

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Gro Harlaug Olsen
  • Chris Klok
  • Jan Hendriks
  • Perrine Geraudie
  • Lisette de Hoop
  • Fredrik De Laender
  • Eivind Farmen
  • Bjørn Einar Grøsvik
  • Bjørn Henrik Hansen
  • Morten Hjort
  • Colin R. Janssen
  • Trond Nordtug
  • Elisa Ravagnan
  • Karel Viaene
  • Jolynn Carroll

Affiliation

  • Akvaplan Niva AS
  • Wageningen IMARES, Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies (IMR)
  • Radboud University
  • Ghent University
  • Norwegian Institute of Water Research
  • Institute of Marine Research
  • SINTEF Ocean / Climate and Environment
  • Denmark
  • NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Year

2013

Published in

Marine Environmental Research

ISSN

0141-1136

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

90

Page(s)

9 - 17

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