The occurrence and toxicity of herbicides in reef building corals

Peter W. Glynn, L. S. Howard, Eugene Corcoran, Ana D. Freay

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Abstract

Herbicide residues including 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T have been detected in the tissues of corals subject to massive mortality in the Gulf of Chiriquí, Panamá. Tolerance tests conducted using Pocillopora damicornis demonstrated a toxic effect of a commercial herbicide (incorporating 2,4-D) on this coral.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-374
Number of pages5
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Pollution

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