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Title: Tampa Bay oil spill assessment of oil contamination in John's Pass. Submitted January 31, 1995, revised February 24, 1995.
Authors: Van Vleet, Edward S.
Wetzel, Dana L.
Pierce, Richard H.
Sherblom, Paul M.
Henry, Michael S.
Keywords: oil spill
marine pollution
sediment analysis
sediment sampling
water quality measurement
hydrocarbon contamination
fuel oil
petroleum hydrocarbon
marine toxins
John's Pass (Tampa Bay, Florida)
Tampa Bay (Florida)
Issue Date: 24-Feb-1995
Publisher: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report ;
No. 410
Abstract: In the early morning on August 10, 1993, approximately 1.2 million liters of Bunker C fuel oil spilled from the fuel tanker Bouchard 155 after it collided with the phosphate freighter Balsa 37 in a shipping channel at the entrance to Tampa Bay, Florida. The collision caused explosions, fire and a fuel oil spill from the Bouchard 155. The majority of the oil was carried out of Tampa Bay by winds and currents, but a significant amount was brought back to the Gulf beaches and estuarine habitats north of the mouth of Tampa Bay due to subsequent changes in the wind direction. This project was undertaken to assess the amount and distribution of oil remaining after ten months in mangrove and seagrass sediments, and in association with oyster beds in the area of John's Pass, Tampa Bay, Florida.
Description: 26 p. pdf. Includes bibliographical references, tables, charts and maps.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/1669
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