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Biological impacts of oil pollution: coral reefs

Abstract

Coral reefs are the largest structures made by living things and exist as extremely productive ecosystems in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Their location in nearshore waters means that there is a potential danger to corals from tanker accidents, refinery operations, oil exploration and production. There are now a number of published scientific papers concerning the effects of oils on corals. This report summarises and interprets the findings, and provides background information on the structure and ecology of coral reefs. Clean-up options and their implications are discussed in the light of the latest evidence from case histories and field experiments. (author)
Authors:
Knap, A H [1] 
  1. Bermuda Biological Station, Ferry Reach (Bermuda)
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1992
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
GB-94-050699; EDB-94-061732
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Price Pound 11.50; Related Information: IPIECA Report Series, v. 3
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; REEFS; OIL SPILLS; CORALS; ECOSYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; WATER POLLUTION; WATER POLLUTION CONTROL; ANIMALS; CNIDARIA; COELENTERATA; CONTROL; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; INVERTEBRATES; POLLUTION; POLLUTION CONTROL; 020900* - Petroleum- Environmental Aspects; 540320 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)
OSTI ID:
5246083
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
GB
Size:
Pages: (16 p)
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Knap, A H. Biological impacts of oil pollution: coral reefs. United Kingdom: N. p., 1992. Web.
Knap, A H. Biological impacts of oil pollution: coral reefs. United Kingdom.
Knap, A H. 1992. "Biological impacts of oil pollution: coral reefs." United Kingdom.
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author = {Knap, A H}
abstractNote = {Coral reefs are the largest structures made by living things and exist as extremely productive ecosystems in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Their location in nearshore waters means that there is a potential danger to corals from tanker accidents, refinery operations, oil exploration and production. There are now a number of published scientific papers concerning the effects of oils on corals. This report summarises and interprets the findings, and provides background information on the structure and ecology of coral reefs. Clean-up options and their implications are discussed in the light of the latest evidence from case histories and field experiments. (author)}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1992}
month = {Jan}
}