Accession Number : AD0447263


Title :   MARINE FOULING AND BORING ORGANISMS IN THE TONGUE OF THE OCEAN, BAHAMAS- EXPOSURE II


Descriptive Note : Rept. for 5 Apr-25 July 1962


Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS


Personal Author(s) : Depalma, John R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/447263.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1962


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : A 111-day marine fouling and corrosion experiment was performed in the Tongue of the Ocean during the period 5 April to 25 July 1962, the second in a series to determine the effects of the deep sea environment on various materials. Marine fouling organisms were found attached to a mooring line in the TOTO in moderate to severe amounts in the upper 100 meters, slight to moderate from 100 to 300 meters, and slight thereafter to about 1,600 meters. No attachment was noted between 900 and 1,200 meter or below 1,600 meters. Tests boards exposed directly on the bottom contained the boring mollusc Xylophaga sp. Corrosive processes were pronounced at depth. The experimental program is being expanded and continued.


Descriptors :   *FOULING , *MARINE BIOLOGY , *UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT , TEMPERATURE , CORROSION , SALINITY , BAHAMA ISLANDS , MARINE BORERS , OCEANOGRAPHY , ECOLOGY , ATLANTIC OCEAN , ALLOYS , COATINGS


Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE