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Main Title Environmental Assessment of an Active Oil Field in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico, 1976-1977.
Author Jackson., William B. ;
CORP Author National Marine Fisheries Service, Galveston, Tex. Galveston Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1977
Stock Number PB-283 890
Additional Subjects Mexico Gulf ; Oil fields ; Environmental surveys ; Environments ; Ecology ; Sedimentology ; Trace elements ; Geochemistry ; Fishes ; Birds ; Environmental impacts ; Water pollution ; Exploration ; Exploitation ; Energy source development ; Continental shelves ; Data acquisition ; Tables(Data) ; Buccaneer oil field
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-283 890 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 756p
The objectives of the study are: (a) to describe, for an active oil and gas producing field and an unaltered area, the existing ecosystems and the variability in their major components in time and space; and (b) to compare the concentrations of pollutants in the sediments, water and biota in an active field with those in an unaltered area and identify those changes associated with oil and gas exploration and production. Topic areas covered include: Sedimentology, geochemistry and trace metals; Distribution and abundance of macrobenthic and meiobenthic organisms; Demersal fishes and macro-crustaceans; Recreational fisheries and the distribution of predatory pelagic fishes; Ichthyoplankton; Effects of offshore oil field structures and their biotic environment--benthos and plankton; The effect of structures on migratory and local marine birds; Hydrography of the Buccaneer oil field and adjacent waters; Hydrocarbon levels and pathways in the major components of a marine ecosystem; Total organic carbon and carbon isotopes of sediments.