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Main Title Pilot Study on the Design of a Petroleum Hydrocarbon Baseline Investigation for Northern Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Author MacLeod, William D. ; Brown, Donald W. ; Jenkins, Randy G. ; Ramos, L. Scott ; Henry., Victor D. ;
CORP Author National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colo. Marine Ecosystems Analysis Program Office.;Environmental Research Lab., Corvallis, Oreg.
Year Published 1976
Report Number NOAA-TM-ERL-MESA-8; NOAA-77030804;
Stock Number PB-265 276
Additional Subjects Crude oil ; Shellfish ; Oil pollution ; Puget Sound ; Juan de Fuca Strait ; Mussels ; Snails ; Benthos ; Environmental impacts ; Hydrocarbons ; Sediments ; Ocean environments ; Recommendations ; Coasts ; Washington(State) ; Baseline studies ; Mytilus edulis ; Mytilus californianus ; Thais lamellosa ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Bioindicators
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-265 276 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 62p
Substantially increased petroleum tanker traffic, pipeline transport, and refining operations are anticipated in the region of Northern Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca when the Alaska pipeline comes into operation. To assess the potential future environmental impact arising from these activities current hydrocarbon baseline levels must be measured. This report presents the results of the pilot study and offers recommendations for a first year Petroleum Hydrocarbon Baseline Investigation. The pilot study has demonstrated that methodology exists to detect and measure a number of hydrocarbons in sediments, mussels (Mytilus edulis and Mytilus californianus), and a snail (Thais lamellosa). Appendices identify critical intertidal sites for further study and recommends analytical procedures best suited to the particular environment.