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The Torrey Canyon Disaster and Intertidal Marine Life

Naturevolume 214page448 (1967) | Download Citation

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On March 18, 1967, the tanker Torrey Canyon ran aground on the Seven Stones reef off Land's End. At least 60,000 tons of crude oil has since been released. In mopping up, large quantities of detergent have been used to emulsify the oil. The effects of the oil and detergent on the intertidal marine life have been examined at two areas of the Cornish coast. The report paints a dismal picture.

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  1. Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries, 16 Walton's Parade, Preston, Lancashire

    • A. J. O'SULLIVAN
  2. Lawn Hill, 57 Markfield Road, Groby, Leicester

    • ALISON J. RICHARDSON

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