Accession Number:

AD0739704

Title:

Ecological Effects of Offshore Construction,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE SCIENCE INST BAYOU LA BATRE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

217.0

Abstract:

The report evaluates current knowledge of the probable ecological effects of various type of offshore construction. The greatest danger seem to lie in the placement of artificial islands within or too closely adjacent to estuaries where they can significantly effect water exchange, and in the proliferation of water cooled nuclear power plants. The effects on marine biology and water quality are discussed. Included in an annotated bibliography of 284 references. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE