Project Report PR-2002-04
Necropsy and Liver Histopathology for Fish Sampled in the Vicinity of the Waianae Ocean Outfall and at the Reference Station in Maunalua Bay, O’ahu, Hawai’i, 2001
Work, Thierry M.
November 2001, 16 pp.
Gross necropsy and fish liver histopathology are performed on 10 specimens each of three different fish species collected live near the terminus of the Waianae Ocean Outfall and another 10 specimens each of three different fish species collected live near the reference station in Maunalua Bay in September 2000. The Waianae fishes are examined for histologic changes, as part of an ongoing monitoring program. The Maunalua Bay fishes provide a control for histopathologic changes that may be induced by a factor(s) unrelated to substances present in wastewater discharged from ocean outfalls in waters off O’ahu.