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Main Title Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Their Effects on Marine Organisms, Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems.
Author Hyland, Jeffrey L. ; Schneider, Eric D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/J-79-095;
Stock Number PB80-195423
Additional Subjects Hydrocarbons ; Crude oil ; Marine biology ; Oil pollution ; Continental shelves ; Ocean environments ; Environmental impacts ; Estuaries ; Benthos ; Birds ; Mortality ; Plankton ; Coasts ; Shellfish ; Fishes ; Alaska Gulf ; Outer continental shelves ; Oil spills ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Ecosystems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-195423 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 43p
Analysis of available data from bioassays conducted on adult stages of a wide variety of marine organisms reveals lethal effects from soluble fractions of petroleum and petroleum products. Strict control is suggested for oil development and related activities in certain shallow, highly productive, continental shelf regions, and in relatively confined, ecologically important wetlands and estuaries. Soft-bottom, coastal benthic communities are vulnerable to impact, and recovery from spilled oil could be relatively slow where oil tends to persist or where community stability is extremely low. Bird populations are highly susceptible to lethal and adverse effects, if contact with oil occurs. Local breeding populations of many organisms (including ichthyoplankton and meroplankton) may become heavily impacted, especially in certain confined coastal areas.