Mechanism for transport of oil-contaminated groundwater into pink salmon redds

@inproceedings{Carls2003MechanismFT,
  title={Mechanism for transport of oil-contaminated groundwater into pink salmon redds},
  author={Mark G Carls and Robert E. Thomas and Michael R. Lilly and Stanley D. Rice},
  year={2003}
}
Groundwater movement from oil-contaminated intertidal beaches to surface and sub- surface water of salmon streams in Prince William Sound, Alaska, was studied to determine if trans- port of dissolved petroleum hydrocarbons to incubating pink salmon eggs (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) was plausible. Beaches surrounding 31% of the streams in the Sound were extensively oiled in 1989; salmon egg mortality was elevated even though little oil was observed in stream gravel. In 2000, fluorescent tracer dyes… CONTINUE READING

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