Marine Debris Point Source Investigation: Padre Island National Seashore, March 1994-September 1995

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noTD 427 .M35 M5 1996 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, John E. and Darrell L. Echolsen_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:19:51Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:19:51Z
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description31 pgs.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractThe shoreline of Padre Island National Seashore is one of the most polluted in the United States. Marine debris pollution is the foremost natural resource problem at the National Seashore and is responsible for numerous wildlife injuries and deaths from entanglement and ingestion. Debris in the form of toxic chemicals and medical waste pose a health and safety hazard to the public.... The primary focus of this report is to analyze the numbers of specific debris items associated with the offshore oil and gas industry per month for 18 months (March 1, 1994 - September 30, 1995). Results of this research have indicated the offshore oil and gas industry is suspected of contributing 13% of all debris collected. Of the 63,000 debris items collected from the study site during the 18-month project, the offshore oil and gas industry was tentatively identified for 8,063 items. However, it must be point out that, unlike the debris associated with the commercial shrimping industry, which has been statistically correlated to that specific point source, several of the debris item categories associated with the oil and gas industry are also used by other marine industries. Consequently, many of these debris items could have been discarded by those sources.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codePadre Islanden_US
dc.geo-codeSouth Padreen_US
dc.geo-codeTexasen_US
dc.geo-codeUnited Statesen_US
dc.history10/7/05 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/23837
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dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collectionen_US
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dc.notesPrepared under MMS Contract 14-35-0001-30509 by Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3146en_US
dc.placeNew Orleans, Laen_US
dc.publisherb U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Regionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries5176.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesOCS Report; MMS 96-0023en_US
dc.subjectmarine debrisen_US
dc.subjectmarine pollutionen_US
dc.subjectpollutionen_US
dc.subjectdebrisen_US
dc.subjectshrimp industryen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental aspectsen_US
dc.subjectlawen_US
dc.subjectlegislationen_US
dc.subjectoffshore oil industryen_US
dc.subjectoffshore gas industryen_US
dc.titleMarine Debris Point Source Investigation: Padre Island National Seashore, March 1994-September 1995en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueen_US

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