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Main Title Environmental Assessment of Buccaneer Gas and Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico, 1978-1979. Volume V. Effects of Gas and Oil Field Structures and Effluents on Fouling Community Production and Function.
Author Howard, R. L. ; Boland, G. S. ; Gallaway, B. J. ; Dennis, G. D. ;
CORP Author National Marine Fisheries Service, Galveston, TX. Galveston Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number NOAA-TM-NMFS-SEFC-39; NOAA-81021704;
Stock Number PB81-192437
Additional Subjects Fouling organisms ; Oil pollution ; Mexico Gulf ; Barnacles ; Abundance ; Offshore structures ; Biomass ; Oil fields ; Algae ; Gas fields ; Tables(Data) ; Balanus tintinnabulum
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-192437 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 91p
Research performed during 1978-79 was designed to obtain additional information about the effects of offshore platforms and effluents on biofouling communities and to obtain information about the functioning of the system. Produced water was confirmed to be characterized by a high oxygen demand and to increase the respiratory rates of the biofouling community. Stations near the produced water discharge were observed to have significantly lower biofouling biomass than other platform supports and platforms with produced water discharges had lower microalgae biomass than control structures. Sets of the small barnacle species are typically overgrown by B. tintinnabulum in the Buccaneer Oil Field.