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Main Title Temperature effects of crude oil in the upper intertidal zone /
Author Straughan, Isdale Dale Margaret, ; Straughan, Dale.
CORP Author University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Allan Hancock Foundation.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 600/2-76-127; EPA-15080-HGX
Stock Number PB-255 956
OCLC Number 02612594
Subjects Oil pollution of water--Research--California--Santa Barbara. ; Oil spills--Environmental aspects--California--Santa Barbara. ; Chthamalidae--Effect of oil spills on
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Crude oil ; Barnacles ; Larvae ; Survival ; Growth ; Temperature ; Heat stress ; Blackbody radiation ; Surface properties ; Intertidal zone ; Laboratories ; Field tests ; California ; Chthamalus fissus ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Oil spills ; Santa Barbara Channel
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/2-76-127 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 07/18/1997
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-127 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2011
ERAD  EPA 600/2-76-127 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/17/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-127 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-255 956 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation x, 54 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Experiments were conducted in the field and laboratory in Southern California to determine the effects of heavy black asphaltic Santa Barbara crude oil on the intertidal barnacle Chthamalus fissus. Observations were also made on surfaces in the Santa Barbara Channel oiled following the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. The data presented support the original hypothesis that this type of oil acts as a black body. It is this 'black body' effect which has a long term influence on Chthamalus fissus distribution after the oil has developed a hard surface crust.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-48).