Notes on the condition in September 1978 of some intertidal sands polluted by Amoco Cadiz oil

  title={Notes on the condition in September 1978 of some intertidal sands polluted by Amoco Cadiz oil},
  author={N. Holme},
  journal={Marine Pollution Bulletin},
  • N. Holme
  • Published 1978
  • Geology
  • Marine Pollution Bulletin
Abstract At the end of the summer a conspicuous feature of some beaches which had been heavily polluted by AMOCO CADIZ oil six months previously was the strong development of grey or black layers close to the surface in sands which would not normally be discoloured at this depth. 
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