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Main Title Long Term Effects of the Barge FLORIDA Oil Spill.
Author Sanders, Howard L. ; Grassle, J. Frederick ; Hampson, George R. ; Morse, Linda S. ; Garner-Price, Susan ;
CORP Author Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-801001-02; EPA-600/2-81-012;
Stock Number PB81-144792
Additional Subjects Ecology ; Benthos ; Oil pollution ; Estuaries ; Damage assessment ; Sampling ; Fuel oil ; Degradation ; Hydrocarbons ; Invertebrates ; Sediments ; Concentration(Composition) ; Mortality ; Aquatic plants ; Marine fishes ; Birds ; Abundance ; Animal behavior ; Coasts ; Massachusetts ; Oil spills ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution effects(Plants)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-144792 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 225p
The report describes the effects on the marine and estuarine benthos of no. 2 fuel oil spilled by the barge FLORIDA off West Falmouth, Massachusetts. Analyses of hydrocarbons established that pollution was greatest and most persistent in the intertidal and subtidal zones of Wild Harbor River, less severe in degree and duration at stations farthest from shore. Plants, crustaceans, fish, and birds suffered both high mortality immediately after the spill, and physiological and behavioral abnormalities directly related to high concentrations of the fuel oil.