Relationships between sediment oil concentrations and the macroinvertebrates present in a small stream following an oil spill

R. C. Hoehn, J. R. Stauffer, M. T. Masnik, C. H. Hocutt

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Abstract

A study was conducted to assess the effects of an oil spill on the macroinvertebrate populations in a small creek in Virginia. Sediments were extracted with hexane, and the residue concentrations were correlated with the numbers and diversities of macroinvertebrates collected downstream of the spill. Based on the available data, it was concluded that the effect of the oil spill was a toxic one rather than one of rendering the sediments unsuitable for colonization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-352
Number of pages8
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering(all)

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