Standard: API 26-60050
EFFECTS OF OIL AND CHEMICALLY DISPERSED OIL ON SELECTED MARINE BIOTA – A LABORATORY STUDY
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The overall objectives of the program were broad, as indicated below. The project was a "first" from several aspects with problems arising mainly in the analytical measurement of hydrocarbons in tissue and in establishing a method of representative exposure of the test species. These problems were addressed in the course of the investigations.
Objectives of the program were the following:
• To determine the acute lethal effects of various oils on representative marine species. This involved establishing
- criteria for selection of species,
- adequacy of the bioassay system.
• To determine sublethal and chronic effects of oil. This entailed experiments based on
- chronic exposure of embryonic and larval life stages,
- accumulation of hydrocarbons in tissue and their rate of purging after exposure.
|Organization:||American Petroleum Institute|
|Document Number:||api 26-60050|
|Most Recent Revision:||YES|