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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American University

    Development Education and Training Research Institute
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Mertens, E W
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM