The Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology

Overview of Metal Toxicology in Marine Animals and Amphibians

In our marine toxicology work, we seek to understand how toxic a chemical is to a marine species and amphibians in an effort to understand how environmental pollutants might be endangering them. We focus on damage to DNA, since this type of damage can interfere with the ability of these species to reproduce and the ability of their offspring to survive. Thus, our hypothesis is that environmental contaminants are decreasing the reproductive success of marine species.

Current studies of metal toxicology in marine species and amphibians in the Wise Laboratory of Genetic and Environmental Toxicology include:


Gulf of Mexico Study Gulf of Mexico Study Fish studies Fish Studies
bowhead whale Bowhead Whales marine invertebrate Marine Invertebrate Studies
right whale Right Whales Sea Turtle Sea Turtle Studies
sperm whales Sperm Whales A Poision Dart Frog  Frog Studies
Steller sea lion Steller Sea Lions
Ocean and Human Health Studies Ocean and Human Health Studies
beluga whale

National Marine MammalCell Line Library