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Effects of crude oil and swimming behavior and survival in the rice rat

Environmental Research

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Abstract

Oil slicks in laboratory test chambers inhibited swimming behavior of rice rats, and reduced survival at low temperature. Predisposition to enter the water and swim was greatly reduced at both high (200 ml/m2 water surface) and low (20 ml/m2) concentrations of oil. Survival was significantly affected only at high concentrations. The results may be of value in predicting the impact of oil spills on the mammal community of coastal marshes.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effects of crude oil and swimming behavior and survival in the rice rat
Series title:
Environmental Research
Volume
26
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
486-489
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
486
Last page:
489
Number of Pages:
4