Institute of Oceanography
Toxicology, Marine Diseases, Marine Pollution
Issues of Interest:
Blue Crab diseases, non-point pollution from road runoff, sediment toxicity
in estuarine sediments adjacent to road and urban/suburban areas.
Monitoring coastal Georgia waters for a parasitic dinoflagellate, Hematodinium,
which is associated with the dramatic decrease in the blue crab population.
a grass shrimp bioassay, where reproduction and embryo development are the
endpoints, to assess the toxicity of estuarine sediments receiving runoff from
roads, golf courses, and urban/suburban areas.
Troedsson, Christofer, Richard F. Lee, Tina Walters, Vivica Stokes, Karrie Brinkley, Verena Naegele, and Marc E. Frischer. 2008. Detection and discovery of crustacean parasites in blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) by using 18S rRNA gene-targeted denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(14): 4346-4353.