Director Of Biological Oceanography
Acquisition of data on spatiotemporal distributions of Physico-chemical parameters and biological characteristics of Nigeria’s marine/coastal waters for:
Establishment of the sources, distribution and biological effects of inorganic and organic pollutants; pathogenic microbes and industrial effluents. The data pool generated useful in:
Establishment of a toxicity ranking for common toxicants in the Nigerian coastal waters and susceptibility ranking of some marine/brackish water animals to intoxication by the identified toxicants.
Establishment of physiological responses marine organisms to organic and inorganic xenobiotics (e.g. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals) in environmental monitoring
Such information are invaluable for environmental management especially in: