NATURAL OIL SEEPS IN OR NEAR THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT: A LITERATURE SURVEY

A literature survey was conducted to determine where naturally occurring oil seeps have been reported to be injecting oil into the sea. The purpose of this was to locate natural laboratories where fate and behavior studies on oil in the marine environment might be conducted. Emphasis was placed upon seeps in the northern half of the Western Hemisphere. Results of these studies will contribute to the establishment of a logical marine pollution monitoring program by the U.S. Coast Guard. Of the locations determined, those which are most likely to be useful for planned Coast Guard studies are: near Barter Island, Alaska; Southern California; Western Newfoundland; and in the Gulf of Paria west of Trinidad.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, T C
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 714141/002
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM