THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF OIL SPILLS

The environmental impact of a marine oil spill can be determined by combining field ecology techniques with gas chromatographic analysis. These procedures have been used during several oil spills. It is now known that spilled oil affects areas beyond the visible slick. This oil eventually accumulates in the marine sediments and in the tissues of marine organisms. Behavior and effects of oil in the marine community are analyzed, and predictions of the long-term impact are made.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Fourth International Conference, May 14-16, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association for Pollution Control

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  • Authors:
    • McIlvaine, P M
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Accession Number: 00072645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM