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Title: Hydrocarbon Mineralization Potentials and Microbial Populations in Marine Sediments Following EVOS

Project Year and Number: 1992: ST01-B

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1992: ST01-A, 1991: ST01

Principal Investigator (PI): Joan Braddock, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assisting Personnel: Ed Brown, Jon Lindstrom, Brian Rasley, Thomas Yeager

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Sediments , Subtidal Organisms

Abstract: All of the field and laboratory work has been completed on this project. Results from 6 cruises from 1989 through 1991 are being analyzed and summarized into a final report.

Preliminary results show that microbial numbers and activity in sediments are good indicators of previous exposure to hydrocarbon contamination. In addition, these measurements yield information on the mobilization of oil to deeper sediments over time. Microbial activity, even in 1991, remains high at some sites, presumably where relatively fresh oil is still present. The information collected in this project will be used in linking other NRDA studies and for prioritizing sediment hydrocarbon samples for analysis.


Keywords

Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology
Microbiology

Proposal: View PDF (16 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1992

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1992

Annual Report: 1992: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1992: ST01-A View (PDF) 1992: Not Applicable
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1991: ST01 Not Available 1991: Not Applicable
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