Baum, Gunilla and Kegler, Pia and Scholz-Böttcher, Barbara M. and Alfiansah, Y. R. and Abrar, M. and Kunzmann, Andreas (2016) Metabolic performance of the coral reef fish Siganus guttatus exposed to combinations of water borne diesel, an anionic surfactant and elevated temperature in Indonesia. Marine pollution bulletin, 110 (2). pp. 735-746. ISSN 0025-326X - 1879-3363

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Jakarta Bay in Indonesia and its offshore island chain, the Thousand Islands, are facing extreme pollution. Surfactants and diesel-borne compounds from sewage and bilge water discharges are common pollutants. However, knowledge of their effects on reef fish physiology is scarce. This study investigated combined and single effects of a) thewater accommodated fraction of diesel (WAF-D, determined by ƩEPA polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)) and b) the surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) onmetabolic performance of the coral reef fish Siganus guttatus. Responses to combinations of each pollutant with elevated temperature (+3 °C) were determined. Short-term exposure to WAF-D led to a significant decrease in standard metabolic rates, while LAS led to an increase. During combined exposure, metabolic depression was observed. Effects of pollutants were not amplified by elevated temperature. This study highlights the need to reduce import of these pollutants and to avoid negative long-term effects on fish health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jakarta Bay; Pollution; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate; Coral reefs; Fish metabolism
Subjects: Science and mathematics > Chemistry
Science and mathematics > Life sciences, biology
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Science > Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM)
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2022 13:20
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 13:20
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-53704
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.02.078

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