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Main Title Studies on the Effects of Oil and Dispersant on Rhizophora Mangroves.
Author Teas, H. J. ;
CORP Author Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Dept. of Biology. ;American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Nov 1986
Year Published 1986
Report Number FYI-AX-1186-0268;
Stock Number OTS-0000268-3
Additional Subjects Mangroves ; Environmental effects ; Oils ; Dispersants ; Plants(Botany) ; Damage ; Toxicity ; Trees(Plants) ; Rhizophora mangroves
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  OTS-0000268-3 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 60p
Mangroves dominate the major part of the world's coastlines between 20 degrees north and south latitude (McGill, 1959). Because of their proximity to many areas of oil production and shipping lanes and also because of the low energy environments in which they occur, mangroves are frequently impacted by shipping accidents, oil well blowouts, etc. Although there are at least 15 genera and more than 50 species of mangroves worldwide (Chapman, 1970), species of the genus Rhizophora are of major importance in areas adjacent to open water over much of the more tropical parts of the range of mangroves. Rhizophora mangroves can be harvested for timber and firewood, they provide shelter and habitat for many animal species and they are a source of high level photosynthetic productivity that serves as an energy base for estuarine food webs. It is the food webs that are involved in the production of a variety of economically important marine and estuarine organisms such as lobsters, prawns, finfish and shellfish (summarized by Teas, 1979).