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Title

Phase distribution of hydrocarbons in the water column after a pelagic deep ocean oil spill

AuthorsElordui-Zapatarietxe, Saioa; Rosell-Melé, Antoni; Moraleda, Núria; Tolosa, Imma; Albaigés Riera, Joan
KeywordsPrestige
Northeastern Atlantic
Deep sea oil spill
PAHs
Dissolved phase
Hydrocarbons
Issue Date2010
PublisherElsevier
CitationMarine Pollution Bulletin
AbstractSpills from wrecks are a potential major source of pollution in the deep ocean. However, not much is known about the fate of a spill at several kilometers depth, beyond the oceans continental shelves. Here, we report the phase distribution of hydrocarbons released from the wrecks of the Prestige tanker, several years after it sank in November 2002 to depths between 3500 and 3800 m. The released oil reached the surface waters above the wrecks without any signs of weathering and leaving an homogenous signature throughout the water column. At depths of several kilometers below the sea surface, the occurrence and spread of the deep sea oil spill could be evaluated better by quantifying and characterizing the dissolved hydrocarbon signature, rather than just the investigation of hydrocarbons in the suspended particulate matter.
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.07.001
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/45062
DOI10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.07.001
ISSN0025-326X
E-ISSN1879-3363
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