Marrowstone Marine Field Station (MMFS)

Marine Contaminants and Disease

We are evaluating the acute and chronic effects of contaminant exposures to marine fish health, paying particular attention to the impacts of contaminant exposure on susceptibility to infectious and parasitic diseases. Current work involves assessing the impacts of exposure to poly aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s) and poly chlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) on subsequent disease susceptibility.

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Date published: November 18, 2020
Status: Active

PCB Exposure and Disease Susceptibility

Researchers at that MMFS are experimentally determining the impacts of high PCB body burdens on the immunocompetency and disease susceptibility of Pacific herring.

Date published: November 18, 2020
Status: Active

PAH Exposure and Disease Susceptibility

Researchers at the MMFS are studying the immediate and delayed effects of petroleum hydrocarbon exposures to Pacific herring.

Date published: November 17, 2020
Status: Active

Species Studied at the Marrowstone Marine Field Station

The Disease Ecology Research Program at the Marrowstone Marine Field Station addresses fundamental disease processes that impact wild marine and anadromous fishes.  The program is not designed around particular host or pathogen species; rather we investigate diseases processes that involve numerous species of marine hosts and pathogens.  Please follow the links for more information about some...

Date published: July 18, 2018
Status: Active

Partnerships - Marrowstone Marine Field Station

The disease ecology research program at the USGS - Marrowstone Marine Field Station leverages its unique strengths and capabilities through a robust network of collaborations with scientific partners.  This collaborative approach enables us to consolidate the expertise of leading scientists from disparate backgrounds and organizational structures in addressing complex interdisciplinary...

Date published: July 18, 2018
Status: Active

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSV) - MMFS

Fish Virus

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSV)

Date published: July 17, 2018
Status: Active

Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii) - MMFS

Species Studied

Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii)