AN OVERVIEW OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRIES MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

The efforts of the petroleum industry to study the fate and the biological effects of oil spilled in the marine environment are discussed. Research work supported by the API, especially the program that is under the sponsorship of the Fate of Oil Task Force, is described. This program includes investigations of oil and phytoplankton, development of new bioassay techniques, development of improved chemical analysis for oil, effects of oil on oysters, fate of oil in the water environment, and spill surveys.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of marine environmental implications of offshore drilling the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Edited by R.E. Smith, St. Petersburg, Fla., State University System of Florida, Institute of Oceanography, March 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Florida State University, St Petersburg

    Institute of Oceanography
    St Petersburg, FL  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Mertens, E W
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 53-60

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM