OFFSHORE EFFECTS OF OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS
Effects on marine life were determined for the following situations: oil production at Timbalier Bay, Gulf of Mexico, and at Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela; Natural oil seeps at Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California; the chronic exposure to tar balls along the Bermuda coastline; and conditions under offshore oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel along the southern California coast. There is a negligible effect to marine life from chronic exposure to low levels of crude oil. Drilling platforms provide structures for the development of thriving, highly complex communities of marine organisms.
- Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
American UniversityDevelopment Education and Training Research Institute
Washington, DC United States
- Mertens, E W
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Environmental impacts; Monitoring; Offshore drilling platforms; Oil spill cleanup; Oil spills; Petroleum; Seepage
- Old TRIS Terms: Biological effects (Oil); Oil seeps; Oil spill monitoring
- Subject Areas: Environment; Geotechnology; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00141589
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM