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The Impact of an Oil Spill in Turbulent Waters: The Braer: Proceedings of a Symposium held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 7-8 September 1995


Edited By: JM Davies and G Topping

263 pages, Col photos, figs, tabs

The Stationery Office (TSO)

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #65138 | ISBN: 0114957983
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Examines all aspects of this spill from the detail of the incident itself to its environmental impact on the area, both on the land and in the sea.


The Braer oil spill - environmental circumstances and the remit of the Ecological Steering Group on the Oil Spill in Shetland (ESGOSS); the Braer incident - Shetland Islands, January 1993; the fate of the Braer oil in the marine and terrestrial environment; modelling the fate of the Braer oil - the validity of forecasts; impacts of oil pollution from the Braer on semi-natural vegetation; the effects of the Braer oil on crops and sheep; the direct effect of the Braer oil spill on seabird populations, and an assessment of the role of the wildlife response centre; sub-lethal effects of the Braer oil spill on seabirds; the effects of the Braer oil spill on otters and seals on Shetland; the impact of the Braer spill on commercial fish and shellfish; the impact of the Braer oil on caged salmon; the impact of the Braer spill on sand-eels around Shetland; the sub-lethal effects of the Braer oil spill on farmed Atlantic salmon and the common crab; studies on the response of intertidal and sub-tidal marine Benthic communities to the Braer oil spill; the Braer - environmental health problems associated with the spill; the Scottish office view of the Braer spill, its effects and management; measures implemented by Norwegian environmental authorities during the Braer incident; an oceanographer's comments on the Braer incident.

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