[Coral-List] nicobar oil spill
John.Cubit at noaa.gov
Tue Aug 15 20:08:08 EDT 2006
In the 1986 Bahia las Minas spill (Caribbean Panama), intertidal Porites
and Millepora on
reef flats were directly immersed in standing oil at low tide. The oil
was a mixture of
Venezuelan and Mexican crude oils (medium weight crude oils, 27 deg API
at 15.6 deg C).
All of these intertidal corals were killed. Oil also adversely impacted
shallow subtidal corals.
Chris Hind wrote:
> anyone happen to know how well exposed coral at low
> tide can repel oil with its mucus?
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