Accession Number:

AD0786584

Title:

The Fate and Behavior of Crude Oil on Marine Life.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV GLOUCESTER MARINE STATION

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The physiological effects of crude oil on marine organisms has been investigated. Crude oil has not been found to be acutely toxic to organisms used in this study. Crude oil has been found to cause serious metabolic disorders in both plants and animals which can lead to a reduction in the net amount of carbon available for growth and reproduction. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE