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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Oil Spill, Long Island Sound, March 21, 1972, Environmental Effects.
CORP Author Vast, Inc., Waterford, Conn.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-68-01-0044; 73-06-001;
Stock Number PB-230 340
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Oils ; Niantic Bay ; Environmental surveys ; Indicator species ; Mortality ; Sediments ; Benthos ; Accidents ; Tanker ships ; Long Island Sound ; Connecticut ; Oil spills ; Species diversity ; Oil pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-230 340 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 146p
This study was principally undertaken to determine the effects of a No. 2 fuel oil spill on the benthic communities of Niantic Bay, on the Northern shore of Long Island Sound. Stations were analyzed for density and diversity of species as an indicator of stress. Sediments and selected biota were analyzed for fuel oil by gas chromatography. Results show that only the mid-bay station was definitely contaminated, which may have caused the loss of the amphipods. The hermit crab, Pagurus, may also be sensitive to the oil (Modified author abstract)