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Oil impacts on cold-water marine resources

N. A. Sloan

Oil impacts on cold-water marine resources

a review relevant to Parks Canada"s evolving marine mandate

by N. A. Sloan

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Published by Parks Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Canada.
    • Subjects:
    • Oil pollution of the sea -- Canada.,
    • Coastal ecology -- Canada.,
    • Marine pollution -- Canada.,
    • Mer -- Pollution par les hydrocarbures -- Canada.,
    • Écologie littorale -- Canada.,
    • Mer -- Pollution -- Canada.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby N.A. Sloan.
      SeriesOccasional paper / Parks Canada, National Parks ;, no. 11, Occasional paper (Parks Canada. National Parks) ;, 11.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH91.8.O4 S58 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 67 p. ;
      Number of Pages67
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3630048M
      ISBN 100662289641
      LC Control Number2002421722
      OCLC/WorldCa44406334


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Oil impacts on cold-water marine resources by N. A. Sloan Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Oil destroys the insulating ability of fur-bearing mammals, such as sea otters, and the water repellency of a bird's feathers, thus exposing these creatures to the harsh elements. Without the ability to repel water and insulate from the cold water, birds and mammals will die from hypothermia.

Oil spills from offshore production have been insignificant, and while there have been some spills arising from shipping accidents, none have had lasting adverse effects on the marine environment. In over 25 years of operation in Commonwealth waters, the petroleum industry has produced nearly 4 billion barrels of oil and only barrels of oil.

inputs of wastes and the impact of these wastes on the environment. • Marine Pollution (UN definition) – “The introduction by man, directly, or indirectly, of substances or energy to the marine environment resulting in deleterious effects such as: hazards to human health, hindrance to marine activities, impairment of the quality of seawater.

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These oil spills do not only affect the marine system but also the chronic urban contamination and the economic loss. The oil spill has total effect on marine life despite the distance from the oil spill. The closer the oil spill is to the shoreline, the more damage it causes.

The effects are also felt toward the offshore and the coastal. To avoid this during an oil spill, "hazing" methods are sometimes used to deter whales from the area of the spill. However, this doesn't mean that oil doesn't affect whales.

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Oil destroys the insulating ability of fur-bearing mammals, such as sea otters, and the water-repelling abilities of. Marine pollution incidents among the Pitcairn Islands have been minimal. In recent times, there has been one incident of tar being found on the beach at Ducie in July (Benton, ).Water-borne litter, however, is a different matter (see Box ).During the 19th century a number of ships were wrecked at Pitcairn, Oeno, and Ducie, and rusting metallic debris from some of these can still.

Marine life is an important part of the ecology and human have disturbed the ecology by polluting marine life. We are continuously contaminating sea water by releasing a huge variety of waste from various sources such as industrial waste, agricultural waste, oil spilling, ocean mining etc.

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Oil in the sea from anthropogenic sources, whether from spills or chronic releases, is perceived as a major environmental problem. Major oil spills occur occasionally and receive considerable public attention because of the obvious attendant environmental damage, including oil-coated shorelines and dead or moribund wildlife, especially oiled seabirds and marine mammals.

Marine pollution occurs when harmful effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste, noise, or the spread of invasive percent of marine pollution comes from land. Air pollution is also a contributing factor by carrying off iron, carbonic acid, nitrogen, silicon, sulfur, pesticides or dust particles into the.

marine and freshwater environments. When oil is spilled into an aquatic environment, it can harm organisms that live on or around the water surface and those that live under water. Spilled oil can also damage parts of the food chain, including human food resources.

The severity of the impact of an oil spill depends on a. Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations is an authoritative source providing extensive up-to-date coverage of the technology used in the exploration, drilling, production, and operations in an offshore setting.

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A question and answer session about what happens to different parts of your body in cold water is followed by a chilly experiment using a bowl of ice-cold water.

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Students read about oil spills and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and geo-locate the Deepwater Horizon spill on a map. Then students simulate an oil spill and cleanup both before and after the use of dispersants. They discuss the effectiveness and flaws of oil cleanup strategies based on the results.

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Our work is intended to support decision making by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. The United States is a member of Commission, which is an international conservation organization.

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