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Main Title Ecosystem Perspective on Potential Impacts of Drilling Fluid Discharges on Seagrasses.
Author Kelly, J. R. ; Duke, T. W. ; Harwell, M. A. ; Harwell, C. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Ecosystems Research Center.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/237;
Stock Number PB88-172911
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Drilling fluids ; Sea grasses ; Decomposition ; Primary biological productivity ; Disturbances ; Risk ; Assessments ; Reprints ; Ecosystems ; Thalassia
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NTIS  PB88-172911 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 28p
Abstract
Potential effects of oil drilling fluid discharges upon Thalassia seagrass ecosystems were examined to provide general insights and raise ecotoxicological issues relevant to problems of addressing a priori, ecolgical effects of anthropogenic actions. Microcosm experiments have demonstrated effects upon both autotrophic and heterotrophic species, as well as the processes of primary productivity and decomposition. Significant ecological changes may result from disturbance effects related to the physical presence of higher particle loads, in addition to effects related to the physical presence of higher particle loads, in addition to effects resulting from toxic features of drilling fluids. (Copyright (c) 1987 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.)