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Main Title Environmental Assessment of Buccaneer Gas and Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico, 1975-1980. Volume II. Fishes and Macro-Crustaceans/Biofouling Communities.
Author Gallaway, B. J. ;
CORP Author National Marine Fisheries Service, Galveston, TX. Galveston Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number NOAA-TM-NMFS-SEFC-48; NOAA-81021102;
Stock Number PB81-188344
Additional Subjects Crude oil ; Natural gas ; Ecology ; Fisheries ; Water pollution ; Mexico Gulf ; Offshore structures ; Environmental impacts ; Marine fishes ; Crustacea ; Bacteria ; Benthos ; Fouling organisms ; Abundance ; Food habits ; Oil fields ; Biomass ; Reefs ; Outer continental shelves ; Baseline studies ; Species diversity
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-188344 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 115p
Environmental and ecosystem alterations associated with the development and release of contaminants from an active gas and oil field were found to have been primarily related to the presence of the structures and the discharge of produced water. The presence of the structures contributed to turbulent mixing, and allowed for the development of a rich and diverse biofouling community. The resulting artificial reefs were found to serve as points of aggregation for reef fishes as well as species which prey upon them. The produced waters contained low levels of contaminants and were toxic at varying degrees to all organisms tested. The effects of the recreational fisheries associated with petroleum platforms in the Gulf on the stocks of red snapper appear to represent a major area of concern.