EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM: HYDROCARBON ANALYSIS IN AN OIL PRODUCING AREA

Petroleum hydrocarbons are present in the water column in areas of offshore oil production. The chronic level of individual hydrocarbon types was I-10 ppb for offshore Louisiana. In cases where spills occur, the levels may approach the level at which photosynthetic microorganisms and animal eggs are adversely affected (parts-per-million range). Present analytical techniques are adequate to acpuire baseline chemical data and biological experiments can detect adverse effects' of aromatic hydrocarbons at environmentally realistic levels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Marine Environmental Implications of Offshore Drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Edited by R.E. Smith. St. Petersburg, Fla.: State University System of Florida, Institute of Oceanography, Mar. 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Florida State University, St Petersburg

    Institute of Oceanography
    St Petersburg, FL  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Darker, P L
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 279-289

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM