Accession Number : AD0875361

Title :   Marine Biofouling Studies Off Sattahip, Thailand.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept. Jun 68-Jun 69,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : DePalma, John R. ; Ross, Cary M.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The Royal Thai Navy and the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office are conducting a series of marine biofouling studies in the Gulf of Thailand. Sampling for fouling and boring organisms was done by exposing test panels at various locations for different periods of time. This report is a summary of the data collected at the initial test site off Sattahip, Thailand, from June 1968 to June 1969. Data show that biofouling communities at the Sattahip test site are TROPICAL, INDO-PACIFIC in character. Biofouling attack is rated SEVERE (fouling V, boring V, on a severity scale of I-VI) at the test site, 2 miles from the mainland. Organisms known to cause problems attach in great numbers throughout the year and grow rapidly once attached. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FOULING, MARINE BIOLOGY), THAILAND, BARNACLES, AQUATIC ANIMALS, SAMPLING.

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE