Project Report PR-99-03
Necropsy and Liver Histopathology for Fish Sampled in the Vicinity of the Waianae Ocean Outfall, Hawaii, June 1998
James A. Brock
Fish liver histopathology is an important biological tool used to assess fish for exposure to pollution. In 1998 gross necropsy and fish liver histopathology were conducted on 10 specimens each of three different fish species: Myripristis spp., Lutjanus kasmira, and Selar crumenophthalmus. These fish were collected live near the terminus of the Waianae Ocean Outfall. Gross or microscopic evidence of neoplasia was not found in the livers of the 30 fish evaluated.