Virginia Institute of Marine Science
The objectives of this program conducted over a four year period were to determine the ecological effects, chemical fate and microbial responses of marsh systems to crude oil spills. To conduct these studies in a manner which maximized control, large enclosures were constructed in a natural mesohaline marsh (Figure 1). Both fresh South Louisiana crude and artificially aged South Louisiana crude were studied.
Final report by Virginia Institute of Marine Science to American Petroleum Institute.
Bender, M. E., Hudgins, J. G., & Jordan, R. A. (1981) Fate and effects of experimental oil spills in an eastern coastal plain marsh system : final report. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2489