Because of its configuration and proximity to a number of more developed nations, the Mediterranean is expected to be one of the first seas to suffer harm from man's impact. An overview of the major pollutants impinging on the Mediterranean is presented, and some judgments are made of their relative importance. Although fringes of the sea are polluted, particularly in the northwest basin, the levels of most pollutants in the open sea are similar to those in other oceans. Sewage and oil pollution appear to be the principal problem.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Swedish Academy of Science

    Universitetsforlaget, P.O. Box 307, Blindern
    Oslo 3,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Osterberg, C L
    • Keckes, S
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 321-326
  • Serial:
    • Ambio
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM