Monitoring contaminants from oil production at sea by measuring gill EROD activity in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
2008 (English)In: Environmental Pollution, ISSN 0269-7491, Vol. 153, no 1, 169-175 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An ex vivo gill EROD assay was applied in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) as a biomarker for waterborne CYP1A-inducing compounds derived from oil production at sea. Exposure to nominal concentrations of 1 ppm or 10 ppm North Sea crude oil in a static water system for 24 h caused a concentration-dependent gill EROD induction. Further, exposure of cod for 14 days to environmentally relevant concentrations of produced water (PW, diluted 1:200 or 1:1000) from a platform in the North Sea using a flow-through system resulted in a concentration-dependent induction of gill EROD. Crude oil (0.2 ppm) from the same oil field also proved to induce EROD. Finally, gill EROD activity in cod caged for 6 weeks at 500-10 000 m from two platforms outside Norway was measured. The activities in these fish were very low and did not differ from those in fish caged at reference sites.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 153, no 1, 169-175 p.
Atlantic cod, Biomarker, CYP1A, Crude oil, EROD, Gill, Produced water
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-95922DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2007.07.025ISI: 000255819300020PubMedID: 17854961OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-95922DiVA: diva2:170302