BIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF OIL SPILL AT SEA

The hydrocarbons contained in oil may affect the behaviour of marine organisms and in synergy with other chemicals may inflict permanent damage to the seashore and marine environment. Of particular significance are investigations conducted to establish the impact of oil and its derivatives on ova and larvae, the most vulnerable link in the chain of marine life. An understanding of the impact of oil and its derivatives on marine life is based on research results obtained by field work and in laboratory conditions as well as on relatively inadequate data recorded following large tanker accidents.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Univ of Rijeka, Selected Pprs of the Faculty of Maritime Studies, v 9, 1995, p 145 [10 p, 3 ref]
  • Authors:
    • Koljati, V
  • Publication Date: 1995

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM