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Document Title:

Evaluation of Tumor Prevalence in Mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) from the Delaware Estuary Watershed : Final Report

AUTHOR(S):
Alfred E. Pinkney John C. Harshbarger


REPORT NUMBER:
CBFO-C04-04
PAGES:
1 - 47

PUBLICATION DATE: December 2004

ABSTRACT:
Environmental scientists and managers often use tumor surveys with freshwater, estuarine, and marine fish as indicators of habitat quality. In 2002-2004, we collected mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus, > 70 mm total length, n = 21-30 per location) from four areas within the Delaware Estuary watershed. Necropsies were performed and livers and raised skin lesions were examined histopathologically for tumors and preneoplastic lesions.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/pdf/CBFO-C0404.pdf, 7 MB

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Chesapeake Bay Field Office

Last updated: February 13, 2013