Accession Number:

AD0287952

Title:

THE EFFECTS OF MARINE ORGANISMS ON ENGINEERING MATERIALS FOR DEEP-OCEAN USE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-03-07

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

A literature survey was made of the effects of marine organisms on various types of engineering materials, particularly in deep-ocean environments. Numerous materials such as manila ropes, cotton fishing nets, petroleum hydrocarbons, rubber products, steel, submarine cables telegraph and telephone, concrete, and cork floats have been attacked and destroyed by various marine organisms in various depths, from shallow protected waters to ocean depths exceeding 7,200 feet. Marine organisms which have been observed to be responsible for the destruction of these materials include species of wood- and rock-burrowing animals, purple sea urchins, sharks, fish, and microorganisms.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE