||Toxicity of Drilling-Mud Biocides to Developing Estuarine Macrobenthic Communities.
Tagatz, M. E. ;
Ivey, J. M. ;
Oglesby, J. L. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Breeze, FL. Gulf Breeze Environmental Research Lab.
||EPA-600/J-79-100 ;GULF BREEZE CONTRIB-391;
Drilling fluids ;
Marine biology ;
Water pollution ;
Offshore drilling ;
Crude oil ;
Marine microorganisms ;
Aquatic animals ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Aldehyde polymers ;
Water pollution effects(Animals)
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||The effects of various biocides, as used in drilling muds for exploratory drilling for oil offshore, were determined by comparing macrobenthic communities that developed from planktonic larvae in treated and untreated aquaria. Surflo(R)-B33 and Aldacide(R) were tested simultaneously. Harvest at seven weeks yielded 1,941 animals, representing 37 species of 6 phyla. The effects of Surflo-B33 (25% dichlorophenol and other chlorophenols) on these communities were similar to those of pentachlorophenol, a biocide known to be toxic to many aquatic organisms.
||Pub. in Northeast Gulf Science v3 n2 p88-95 Dec 1979. Prepared in cooperation with University of West Florida, Pensacola. Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Toxicity of Drilling-Mud Biocides to Developing Estuarine Macrobenthic Communities.
|PUB Date Free Form
||25 Apr 80
||8A; 6F; 6T; 68D; 47D; 57H; 57Y; 97R
||PC A02/MF A01