Effects of diesel oil and subsequent recovery of commercial benthic algae

  • Tor Bokn
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 41)


Since 1982 a large mesocosm project to study effects of oil pollution in the inshore marine environment has been performed jointly by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research and the University of Oslo. The main aim was to mimic a small but continuous spill of diesel oil on rocky shore and soft bottom communities during a two-year period. The present experimental study is a project incorporated in the more extended work (Bakke, 1986). Other subprojects of the extensive program at the Marine Research Station, Solbergstrand are described in Bokn (1984), Bakke (1985), Folium (1985), Bokn & Moy (1985), Bakke (1986) and Pedersen (1987).

Key words

seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum Laminaria digitata growth diesel oil recovery pollution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tor Bokn
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  1. 1.Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)Oslo 3Norway

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