Accession Number : AD0723310

Title :   Natural Oil Seeps in or Near the Marine Environment: A Literature Survey.

Descriptive Note : Background rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Thomas C.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A literature survey was conducted to determine where naturally occurring oil seeps have been reported to be injecting oil into the sea. The purpose of this was to locate natural laboratories where fate and behavior studies on oil in the marine environment might be conducted. Emphasis was placed upon seeps in the northern half of the Western Hemisphere. Results of these studies will contribute to the establishment of a logical marine pollution monitoring program by the U.S. Coast Guard. Of the locations determined, those which are most likely to be useful for planned Coast Guard studies are: near Barter Island, Alaska; southern California; western Newfoundland; and in the Gulf of Paria west of Trinidad. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER POLLUTION, OILS), (*BIBLIOGRAPHIES, WATER POLLUTION), MARINE GEOLOGY, MARINE BIOLOGY, ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, NEWFOUNDLAND(PROVINCE), TRINIDAD, MEXICO GULF

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE