Effects of oil and oil dispersant on an enclosed marine ecosystem.

  title={Effects of oil and oil dispersant on an enclosed marine ecosystem.},
  author={Ola Lind{\'e}n and A Rosemarin and Anna Lindskog and Christer H{\"o}glund and Sif Johansson},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={21 4},
The effects of a North Sea oil with and without the addition of an oil spill dispersant were studied in a model of the littoral ecosystem of the Baltic Sea. Measured ecosystem parameters included abundance of heterotrophic bacteria, periphyton and phytoplankton photosynthesis, growth of bladderwrack, zooplankton abundance and diversity, physiological responses of certain crustaceans and molluscs, and growth of blue mussels. In addition, net photosynthesis and respiration of the ecosystem were… CONTINUE READING