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NOOA: Oil Spills in Coral Reefs

NOOA: Oil Spills in Coral Reefs

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PLANNING & RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS
PLANNING & RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS

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Oil Spills in Coral Reefs: Planning and Response Considerations
Oil Spills inCoral Reefs
PLANNING & RESPONSECONSIDERATIONS
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis
 
 tration • National Ocean Service • Office of Response and Restoration
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Oil Spills in Coral Reefs: Planning and Response Considerations
Oil Spills in Coral Reefs: Planning and Response Considerations
Hazardous Materials Response DivisionOfce of Response and RestorationNOAA
 Table of Contents
1. Ecology 52. Global Impacts 193. Toxicity 254. Response 355. Reef Restoration 496. Case Studies 55
 Appendices
1. Glossary 742. Coral web sites 76
Figures
Figure 1.1 Reef types: patch, atoll, fringing, barrier 8Figure 1.2. Fore reef community and reef zones 9Figure 4.1. Overview of response impacts 36
 Tables
 Table 1.1. Spawning mode and occurrence in some common corals 12 Table 3.1. Stress responses shown by corals exposed to oil and oil fractions 30 Table 4.1. Laboratory studies of toxicity of chemically dispersed oil to coral 43 Table 4.2. Studies examining impacts of chemically dispersed oil to corals. 43 Table 6.1. Summary of case studies on oil impacts to coral 72
 
Cover photo: NOAA

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