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Main Title Biological Assessment of Diesel Spill in the Vicinity of Anacortes, Washington, May 1971.
Author Watso, J. A. ; Smit, J. P. ; Ehrsa, L. C. ;
CORP Author Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas.
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA-68-01-0017;
Stock Number PB-228 118
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Biological surveys ; Coasts ; San Juan Islands ; Benthos ; Littoral zone ; Diesel fuels ; Sediments ; Chemical analysis ; Aquatic animals ; Mortality ; Anacortes(Washington) ; Oil pollution ; Oil spills ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Species diversity
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NTIS  PB-228 118 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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Abstract
A survey to assess the biological damage resulting from the 26 April 1971 diesel spill at Anacortes, Washington, was conducted between 9 May and 12 May 1971. Analyses of samples of hydrocarbon content using gas chromatography clearly indicate diesel contamination of sediments and water in the high-impact areas. The evidences for environmental damage are both visual (oozing of oil from intertidal sediments) as revealed by photographs and verban documentation and circumstantial as revealed by the detailed analysis of the faunal data collected during this study. Diversity indices illustrated that the lowest diversities were obtained from the areas of largest visible amounts of oil.