Over 160 participants from nine countries met to discuss: (1) the long-term fate of petroleum hydrocarbons after spills--changes in composition and microbial degradation, (2) physiological stresses and response in chronically oiled organisms, and (3) long-term effects of oil spills on marine intertidal communities. It was concluded that it will take at least 5 to 15 years for the marine environments involved to return to a stable state.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Selected papers of the Symposium on Recovery Potential of Oiled Marine Northern Environments held at Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 10-14, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Fisheries and the Environment

    Fisheries and Marine Service, 116 Lisgar
    Ottawa, ONo K1A OH3,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00183737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM