A case study on fuel oil contamination in a mangrove swamp in Hong Kong.

@article{Tam2005ACS,
  title={A case study on fuel oil contamination in a mangrove swamp in Hong Kong.},
  author={Nora Fung-yee Tam and Teresa W Y Wong and Yuk Shan Wong},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 8-12},
  pages={1092-100}
}
Mangroves commonly found along tropical and subtropical coastlines are susceptible to oil pollution. In December 2000, around 500 1 m tall Kandelia candel saplings at the age of 3-5 years old located at the foreshore region of Sheung Pak Nai swamp, Hong Kong SAR, were found to be damaged by oil pollution. More than 80% of the saplings were either dead or washed away and leaving less than 5% healthy saplings with dense green leaves. Elevated concentrations of light n-alkanes (ranging from n-C14… CONTINUE READING

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