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

Personal Author(s) : Yentsch,Charles S. ; Gilfillan,Edward S. ; Sears,James R.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 69

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)

Descriptors :   *Marine biology, *Oil pollution, *Toxicology, Physiological effects, Metabolism, Growth(Physiology), Reproduction(Physiology), Carbon, Aquatic plants, Aquatic animals, Hydrocarbons, Petroleum products, Graphs, Response(Biology), Pelecypoda

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE