The aim of this part of IMCO Study No. 6 was to establish what were the biological effects of oil pollution. This has involved an attempt to cover as large a range of climatic conditions as possible and to explore the effects of crude oil, refinery products and mixtures of these substances with detergents, emulsifiers and sinking agents on a wide spectrum of marine aquatic, amphibious, terrestrial and aerial animals and marine equatic, terrestial and salt marsh plants. This part of the study has had the necessity to rely on the studies published by a large number of scientists working in this field. In addition to the biological effects of oil pollution an attempt has been made to translate the biological effects into economic terms. This is a particularly difficult sphere, since in order to achieve this effectively it is necessary to study the role played by the organism in its ecosystem and the way in which ecosystems fit into the pattern of the ecosphere. The incidents upon which the field observations were made and from which much of the evidence presented in this study has been derived are listed for easy reference as to type of cargo and geographical location.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Appendix 3. Report of Study No. 6. Submitted by the United Kingdom for IMCO International Pollution conference 1973. Prepared by the Programmes Analysis Unit (A Joint Unit of the Department of Trade and Industry and the United Kingdon Atomic Energy Authority)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Trade and Industry, England

    Programmes Analysis Unit
    Chilton, Dicot Berks,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 250 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ocean Affairs Board
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM