Accession Number:

AD0723516

Title:

The Biological Response to Oil in the Marine Environment: A Review.

Descriptive Note:

Background rept.,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

It has been reported that from one to ten million metric tons of oil are injected into the ocean every year. A review of the literature indicates little is known about the short and long term fate and behavior of oil in the marine environment. Studies on the biological responses to oil have yielded ambiguous results. A recommended study to investigate biological responses to oil and its fractions in the marine environment is developed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE