Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Michael E. Bender
Donald F. Boesch
Gene M. Silberhorn
Richard L. Wetzel
This dissertation is from the Joint Program Degree from the College of William & Mary and University of Virginia and awarded by the University of Virginia.
The effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on salt marsh grasses and gastropods were examined under three different circumstances. In the first study reported, a small pocket marsh was repeatedly dosed with small amounts of a No. 2 fuel oil. The second study investigated the effects of a large accidental spill of No. 6 fuel oil. The third study involved single doses of a fresh and a weathered crude oil on artificially enclosed segments of marsh.
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Hershner, Carleton H. Jr., "Effects Of Petroleum Hydrocarbons On Salt Marsh Communities" (1977). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1550154027.