Oil pollution is the almost inevitable consequence of our dependence on a largely oil based technology. The paper attempts to assess the influx of petroleum and petroleum products to the ocean. Oil pollution is discussed. Petroleum and most petroleum products are toxic to most marine organisms and long term and low level effects may be as severe as or more severe than the immediate toxicity. Oil analysis should aid in law enforcement. The paper ends with a discussion of long-term outlook. (Author)

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    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Woods Hole, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1969

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Oil on the Sea
    • Publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    • ISSN: NR083-004

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Defense Documentation Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WH01-CONTRIB-2336
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-66-C-0241
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM