Assessment of the macrobenthos in an Antarctic environment following recent pollution abatement

Quantative population data for shallow Antarctic soft-bottom communities in King Edward Cove, South Georgia indicate that although once grossly polluted by organic effluent and fuel oil from a whaling station, the fauna recovered within some eight years after contamination ceased. The results are discussed in relation to comparable studies in other polar and temperate areas.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Platt, Howard M.

Date:
1 January, 1978
Journal/Source:
Marine Pollution Bulletin / 9
Page(s):
149-153
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1016/0025-326X(78)90396-X