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Potential effects of oil spills on marine mammals that occur in Alaskan waters
Donald J. Hansen
by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Alaska OCS Region in Anchorage, Alaska
Written in English
|Statement||Donald J. Hansen.|
|Contributions||Hansen, Donald J. Potential effects of oil spills and other chemical pollutants on marine mammals occuring in Alaskan waters., United States. Minerals Management Service. Alaska OCS Region.|
|LC Classifications||QH545.O5 H37 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||v, 25 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||25|
|LC Control Number||93133227|
Environmental Effects of Oil Spill. When an oil spill occurs, many elements of the environment may be affected. Depending on the magnitude of the spill and its location, the effects can vary, ranging from minimal to serious ones. For instance, oil spills can have a major impact on the temporary animal and fish loss of habitat. Heavy oils may. Impact of oil spills on marine organisms Ultimately, the impact of oil on marine organisms depends on the fate of the oil. As previously described, when oil is present in the environment, it is either dispersed in the top layer of the water (littoral zone) or remains on the surface and, consequently, on the coastal by: 4.
Possible threats include pollution of marine habitats from oil spills, sewage dumping, forestry and mining runoff, and introduction of pesticides from mariculture and agricultural activities. Marine oil spills are a potential threat in Alaska, but because this species occurs in the water column as opposed to surface waters it may be less. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information.
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Potential effects of oil spills on marine mammals that occur in Alaskan waters [microform] / by Donald J. Hansen U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Alaska OCS Region Anchorage, Alaska Australian/Harvard Citation. Hansen, Donald J. & United States. Minerals Management Service.
Alaska OCS Region. Marine mammals are common, highly visible, and charismatic species that are potentially vulnerable to oil contamination, yet we know surprisingly little about the effects of oil on either individuals or populations. In this regard, the Exxon Valdez oil spill in the nearshore waters of Alaska is unique.
This spill of 11 million gallons of Cited by: 4. Potential effects of oil spills on marine mammals that occur in Alaskan waters / by Donald J. HansenAuthor: Donald J Hansen. over view of effects of oil spills on marinemammals spill and may suffer substantial damage to the respiratory and central nervous systems and mucus membranes.
Oil spilled from ships or other sources into the marine environment often occurs in close proximity to coastlines, and oil frequently accumulates in coastal habitats. As a consequence, a rich, albeit occasionally controversial, body of literature describes a broad range of effects of spilled oil across several habitats, communities, and species Cited by: On a daily basis, hundreds to thousands of spills are likely to occur worldwide including in the oceans.
Marine oil spills involve accidental release of oil ranging from various types of crude oil to a large array of refined products, from heavy persistent fuels to light, less persistent, but very toxic by: 6.
survived oil spills may suffer the long term effects of breeding problems and result in deformed offspring. from –34% of oil spills in U.S. waters were from vessels; 31% from facilities; and 35% were mystery spills, with The Marine Mammal Center: Oil Spill Response and Marine Mammals Page 4 of 6 The Marine Mammal Center.
Sea otters are more vulnerable to the effects of an oil spill than any other marine mammal. This results from the small size, high metabolic rate, complete reliance on fur for thermo-insulation and prolonged periods of time floating or swimming and the sea surface where oil concentrates.
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[Donald J Hansen; United States. These spill events will have a significant impact in both the short and long term on oil exploration, development and transport in marine waters.
They will result in major changes in management and operation of oil exploration and development. The purpose of this conference was to provide a forum for discussion. Oil spills are harmful to marine birds and mammals as well as fish and shellfish. Following an oil spill, there are specialists and veterinarians to deal with oiled wildlife.
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This book provides a clear and concise overview of the present level of knowledge and expertise in the field of oil spill response. It covers the behaviour and fate of different types of oil when spilled and the effects on marine and coastal resources. It contains chapters that outline and explain oil spills, their potential effects on the.
The slow rate of biological degradation of oil at near-zero temperatures has led biologists to suggest that oil spills in the Arctic Ocean might remain there for periods of 50 years or more.
The dynamics of the ice pack combined with the long life of the oil could allow an oil spill to have a major effect on the albedo in certain regions of the. Dolphin reproduction hurt by BP oil spill.
become a focus of work to assess the effects from the oil spill. say it could take decades for mammal populations to recover from the spill. Depending on the circumstances, oil spills can be very harmful to marine birds, sea turtles and mammals, and also can harm fish and shellfish.
Oil destroys the insulating ability of fur-bearing mammals, such as sea otters, and the water-repelling abilities of a bird's feathers, exposing them to the harsh elements.
Response to Marine Oil Spills, 2nd Edition This publication is a comprehensive review of the problems posed by marine oil spills and the potential response measures.
It will benefit anyone involved in training programmes, contingency planning or actual response to oil spills. Chapter 5 Environmental Effects of Oil Spills.An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially the marine ecosystem, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution.
The term is usually given to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters, but spills may also occur .