The persistence and character of stranded oil on coarse-sediment beaches.

@article{Owens2008ThePA,
  title={The persistence and character of stranded oil on coarse-sediment beaches.},
  author={Edward H. Owens and Elliott Taylor and Blair Humphrey},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={14-26}
}
Small amounts of oil that can persist for decades in the intertidal zone of coarse-sediment beaches have been documented in a few well-studied cases. Oil that survives attenuation over the short-term (weeks to months) will persist until there is a change in the environmental conditions, as might occur where there is a seasonal storm-wave climate or as a beach undergoes long-term (erosional) changes. Oil residues can persist on the beach surface as tar mats, asphalt-like pavements, or as veneers… CONTINUE READING

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