Project Report PR-98-10
Necropsy and Liver Histopathology for Fish Sampled in the Vicinity of the Sand Island Ocean Outfall, Oahu, Hawaii, September 1997
James A. Brock
Fish liver histopathology is an important biological tool used to assess fish for exposure to pollution. In 1997 gross necropsy and fish liver histopathology were conducted on 10 specimens each of three different fish species: Myripristis spp., Lutjanus kasmira, and Selar crumenophthalmus. All specimens were collected live in the immediate vicinity of the Sand Island Ocean Outfall, Oahu, Hawaii. Gross or microscopic evidence of neoplasia was not found in the livers of the 30 fish evaluated.