FATE AND EFFECTS OF OIL ON MARINE LIFE: PROGRESS REPORT ON RESEARCH SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE

Temporary exposure of a marine organism to oil does not result in permanent contamination. Since the oil is released, it cannot be concentrated by moving up the food chain to ultimately become a health hazard to man. As the composition of a spilled oil changes rapidly with time, toxicity is reduced due to evaporation of the most toxic compounds. Thus, the residues of oil after an offshore platform mishap become relatively inert before they reach the most biologically sensitive shore-line area.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 275-284

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V1, OTC 2449 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM