Large-scale basin testing to simulate realistic oil droplet distributions from subsea release of oil and the effect of subsea dispersant injection.


:Small-scale experiments performed at SINTEF, Norway in 2011-12 led to the development of a modified Weber scaling algorithm. The algorithm predicts initial oil droplet sizes (d50) from a subsea oil and gas blowout. It was quickly implemented in a high number of operational oil spill models used to predict fate and effect of subsea oil releases both in academia and in the oil industry. This paper presents experimental data from large-scale experiments generating oil droplet data in a more realistic multi-millimeter size range for a subsea blow-out. This new data shows a very high correlation with predictions from the modified Weber scaling algorithm both for untreated oil and oil treated by dispersant injection. This finding is opposed to earlier studies predicting significantly smaller droplets, using a similar approach for estimating droplet sizes, but with calibration coefficients that we mean are not representative of the turbulence present in such releases.


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  • Assessment of microplastic-sorbed contaminant bioavailability through analysis of biomarker gene expression in larval zebrafish.

    abstract::Microplastics (MPs) are prevalent in marine ecosystems. Because toxicants (termed here "co-contaminants") can sorb to MPs, there is potential for MPs to alter co-contaminant bioavailability. Our objective was to demonstrate sorption of two co-contaminants with different physicochemistries [phenanthrene (Phe), log10Kow...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sleight VA,Bakir A,Thompson RC,Henry TB

    更新日期:2017-03-15 00:00:00

  • Seasonality of the dinoflagellate Amphidinium cf. carterae (Dinophyceae: Amphidiniales) in Bahía de la Paz, Gulf of California.

    abstract::Monthly phytoplankton samples were collected from January 2013 to December 2015 at a fixed sampling site in Bahía de La Paz, Gulf of California. During this study 26 samplings were Amphidinium cf. carterae positive. The highest densities of A. cf. carterae (754.2 × 103 to 1022.4 × 103 cells L-1) were recorded during a...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gárate-Lizárraga I,González-Armas R,Verdugo-Díaz G,Okolodkov YB,Pérez-Cruz B,Díaz-Ortíz JA

    更新日期:2019-09-01 00:00:00

  • An assessment of the transport of southern California stormwater ocean discharges.

    abstract::The dominant source of coastal pollution adversely affecting the regional coastal water quality is the seasonally variable urban runoff discharged via southern California's rivers. Here, we use a surface transport model of coastal circulation driven by current maps from high frequency radar to compute two-year hindcas...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rogowski PA,Terrill E,Schiff K,Kim SY

    更新日期:2015-01-15 00:00:00

  • The effect of ocean acidification on carbon storage and sequestration in seagrass beds; a global and UK context.

    abstract::Ocean acidification will have many negative consequences for marine organisms and ecosystems, leading to a decline in many ecosystem services provided by the marine environment. This study reviews the effect of ocean acidification (OA) on seagrasses, assessing how this may affect their capacity to sequester carbon in ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Garrard SL,Beaumont NJ

    更新日期:2014-09-15 00:00:00

  • Flume tank studies to elucidate the fate and behavior of diluted bitumen spilled at sea.

    abstract::An economical alternative to conventional crudes, Canadian bitumen, harvested as a semi-liquid, is diluted with condensate to make it viable to transport by pipeline to coastal areas where it would be shipped by tankers to global markets. Not much is known about the fate of diluted bitumen (dilbit) when spilled at sea...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: King TL,Robinson B,Boufadel M,Lee K

    更新日期:2014-06-15 00:00:00

  • Seagrasses and seagrass habitats in Pacific small island developing states: Potential loss of benefits via human disturbance and climate change.

    abstract::Seagrasses provide a wide range of services including food provision, water purification and coastal protection. Pacific small island developing states (PSIDS) have limited natural resources, challenging economies and a need for marine science research. Seagrasses occur in eleven PSIDS and nations are likely to benefi...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brodie G,Holland E,N'Yeurt AR,Soapi K,Hills J

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • First report from North America of microplastics in the gastrointestinal tract of stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

    abstract::Microplastics' (MPs) abundance, small size, and global distribution render them bioavailable to a variety of organisms directly or by trophic transfer, yet examinations in marine apex predators are currently limited. The present study investigated the occurrence of MPs sized 125 μm-5 mm in the gastrointestinal tract (...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Battaglia FM,Beckingham BA,McFee WE

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • Antibiotic resistance monitoring in Vibrio spp. isolated from rearing environment and intestines of abalone Haliotis diversicolor.

    abstract::546 Vibrio isolates from rearing seawater (292 strains) and intestines of abalone (254 strains) were tested to ten antibiotics using Kirby-Bauer diffusion method. Resistant rates of abalone-derived Vibrio isolates to chloramphenicol (C), enrofloxacin (ENX) and norfloxacin (NOR) were <28%, whereas those from seawater s...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang RX,Wang JY,Sun YC,B L Yang,A L Wang

    更新日期:2015-12-30 00:00:00

  • Monitoring the development of intertidal habitats on former agricultural land after the managed realignment of coastal defences at Tollesbury, Essex, UK.

    abstract::The managed realignment of coastal defences and subsequent creation of intertidal habitats is one of several 'soft' engineering options that could reduce the costs of maintaining embankments and at the same time deliver environmental benefits. The managed realignment at Tollesbury was one of the first in the UK, under...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Garbutt RA,Reading CJ,Wolters M,Gray AJ,Rothery P

    更新日期:2006-01-01 00:00:00

  • Plastic debris ingestion by sea turtle in Paraíba, Brazil.

    abstract::Coastal gill net entanglement and debris intake are important threats to the survival of sea turtles. Two sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea and Chelonia mydas) were found stranded along the coast of Paraíba. After necropsy, plastic debris were found in the stomach. The debris is described. This is the first record of...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mascarenhas R,Santos R,Zeppelini D

    更新日期:2004-08-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of suspended particles on the growth of two dominant phytoplankton species of Bohai Bay, China.

    abstract::Suspended particles (SP) are increasing dramatically in Bohai Bay, China and may affect the growth and composition of phytoplankton assembly. To determine the effects of SP on the growth of two dominant phytoplankton species, Phaeodactylum tricornutum Bohlin and Gymnodinium sp., we cultured and tested their growth cha...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Liu C,Wang J,Feng J,Peng S

    更新日期:2013-09-15 00:00:00

  • Estimation of plastic waste inputs from land into the Caspian Sea: A significant unseen marine pollution.

    abstract::It has been proven that there is an extensive bulk of plastic debris in marine ecosystems. The present study analyzed solid waste generation, its management and final disposal methods in Caspian Sea coastal countries, and the amount of plastic waste entering the Caspian Sea. The results showed that, on average, more t...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ghayebzadeh M,Aslani H,Taghipour H,Mousavi S

    更新日期:2020-02-01 00:00:00

  • Loss and self-restoration of macrobenthic diversity in reclamation habitats of estuarine islands in Yangtze Estuary, China.

    abstract::In this study, macrobenthic diversity data were collected from intertidal habitats of island wetlands in Yangtze Estuary before and after reclamation. Three survey regions based on habitat features were investigated: protected region, normal region, and self-restored region. The pattern of diversity variation showed a...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lv W,Liu Z,Yang Y,Huang Y,Fan B,Jiang Q,Zhao Y

    更新日期:2016-02-15 00:00:00

  • Abundance and diversity of copper resistance genes cusA and copA in microbial communities in relation to the impact of copper on Chilean marine sediments.

    abstract::Microorganisms have developed copper-resistance mechanisms in order to survive in contaminated environments. The abundance of the copper-resistance genes cusA and copA, encoding respectively for a Resistance Cell Nodulation protein and for a P-type ATP-ase pump, was assessed in copper and non-copper-impacted Chilean m...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Besaury L,Bodilis J,Delgas F,Andrade S,De la Iglesia R,Ouddane B,Quillet L

    更新日期:2013-02-15 00:00:00

  • Digestive enzymatic patterns as possible biomarkers of endocrine disruption in the red mullet (Mullus barbatus): A preliminary investigation.

    abstract::During two seasonal trawl surveys (April and October, 2012), red mullet specimens were caught from two sites of the northern Sicilian coast (Western Mediterranean), characterized by different degrees of pollution, to assess whether their digestive enzymes could be cost-effective diagnostic tools for endocrine disrupti...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Caruso G,De Pasquale F,Mita DG,Micale V

    更新日期:2016-04-15 00:00:00

  • The benthic fluxes of nutrients and the potential influences of sediment on the eutrophication in Daya Bay, South China.

    abstract::Nutrient concentrations in porewater and their benthic fluxes were investigated in Daya Bay, South China, to study the accumulation and transfer of nutrients at sediment-water interface, as well as the impact of human activities on nutrients. The contributions of sediment to nutrients in water column and the potential...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang L,Xiong L,Zhang J,Jiang Z,Zhao C,Wu Y,Liu S,Huang X

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • The biodegradation of crude oil in the deep ocean.

    abstract::Oil biodegradation at a simulated depth of 1500m was studied in a high-pressure apparatus at 5°C, using natural seawater with its indigenous microbes, and 3ppm of an oil with dispersant added at a dispersant:oil ratio of 1:15. Biodegradation of the detectable hydrocarbons was prompt and extensive (>70% in 35days), alt...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Prince RC,Nash GW,Hill SJ

    更新日期:2016-10-15 00:00:00

  • Assessment of bioavailable hydrocarbons in Pribilof Island rock sandpiper fall staging areas and overwintering habitat.

    abstract::At present, significant adverse hydrocarbon influence on the Pribilof Island rock sandpiper (Calidris ptilocnemis ptilocnemis) is unlikely. Almost the entire population overwinters in Cook Inlet and breeds on four Bering Sea islands. Passive samplers deployed several times in a three year period and corresponding sedi...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nesvacil K,Carls M,Holland L,Wright S

    更新日期:2016-09-15 00:00:00

  • Benthic community status and mobilization of Ni, Cu and Co at abandoned sea deposits for mine tailings in SW Norway.

    abstract::During 1960-94 tailings from an ilmenite mine in southwest Norway were placed in sea deposits in a sheltered fjord and a more exposed coastal basin. In 2015 both deposit sites were sampled to assess the state of metal contamination and macrobenthic communities 20-30 years after deposition was ended. The results showed...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Schaanning MT,Trannum HC,Øxnevad S,Ndungu K

    更新日期:2019-04-01 00:00:00

  • Impact of environmental hypercapnia on fertilization success rate and the early embryonic development of the clam Limecola balthica (Bivalvia, Tellinidae) from the southern Baltic Sea - A potential CO2 leakage case study.

    abstract::Carbon capture and storage technology was developed as a tool to mitigate the increased emissions of carbon dioxide by capture, transportation, injection and storage of CO2 into subterranean reservoirs. There is, however, a risk of future CO2 leakage from sub-seabed storage sites to the sea-floor sediments and overlyi...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Świeżak J,Borrero-Santiago AR,Sokołowski A,Olsen AJ

    更新日期:2018-11-01 00:00:00

  • Can microplastics pose a threat to ocean carbon sequestration?

    abstract::Global climate change has attracted worldwide attention. The ocean is the largest active carbon pool on the planet and plays an important role in global climate change. However, marine plastic pollution is getting increasingly serious due to the large consumption and mismanagement of global plastics. The impact of mar...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shen M,Ye S,Zeng G,Zhang Y,Xing L,Tang W,Wen X,Liu S

    更新日期:2020-01-01 00:00:00

  • Bioaccumulation of metals and biomarkers of environmental stress in Parablennius sanguinolentus (Pallas, 1814) sampled along the Italian coast.

    abstract::Heavy metal pollution is one of the greatest threats to the ecosystems because it degrades the habitat and is potentially toxic to wildlife and human populations. In the last few decades, bioaccumulation studies performed with a multimarker approach have been a valuable tool for the investigation of environmental and ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ferrante M,Pappalardo AM,Ferrito V,Pulvirenti V,Fruciano C,Grasso A,Sciacca S,Tigano C,Copat C

    更新日期:2017-09-15 00:00:00

  • Impulsive pile driving noise elicits alarm responses in squid (Doryteuthis pealeii).

    abstract::Pile driving occurs during construction of marine platforms, including offshore windfarms, producing intense sounds that can adversely affect marine animals. We quantified how a commercially and economically important squid (Doryteuthis pealeii: Lesueur 1821) responded to pile driving sounds recorded from a windfarm i...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jones IT,Stanley JA,Mooney TA

    更新日期:2020-01-01 00:00:00

  • Sources and transport of As, Cu, Cd and Pb in the environmental compartments of Deception Island, Antarctica.

    abstract::Sources and transport processes of As, Cu, Cd and Pb were studied in different environmental compartments of Deception Island, an active volcano in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Element concentrations in fresh water samples are consistent with the lowest values reported elsewhere in Antarctica. Interestingly...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mão de Ferro A,Mota AM,Canário J

    更新日期:2013-12-15 00:00:00

  • Effects of chlorpyrifos on cholinesterase activity and stress markers in the tropical reef fish Acanthochromis polyacanthus.

    abstract::Tropical coastal ecosystems, including the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) of Australia are increasingly threatened by pollution; yet few studies have investigated the sensitivity of GBR species to these pollutants. Here we exposed juveniles of the tropical reef fish Acanthochromis polyacanthus (spiny damselfish) to three co...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Botté ES,Jerry DR,Codi King S,Smith-Keune C,Negri AP

    更新日期:2012-01-01 00:00:00

  • Changes in mangrove community structures affecting sediment carbon content in Yingluo Bay of South China.

    abstract::This study aimed to assess how sediment organic carbon (SOC) dynamics were affected by mangrove community structures. Sediment attributes and community structures of the Avicennia marina, Aegiceras corniculatum, Rhizophora stylosa, and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza communities were analyzed, based upon field investigation in ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang G,Guan D,Xiao L,Peart MR,Zhang H,Singh M

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • Sewage impacts coral reefs at multiple levels of ecological organization.

    abstract::Against a backdrop of rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification which pose global threats to coral reefs, excess nutrients and turbidity continue to be significant stressors at regional and local scales. Because interventions usually require local data on pollution impacts, we measured ecological responses to se...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Reopanichkul P,Schlacher TA,Carter RW,Worachananant S

    更新日期:2009-09-01 00:00:00

  • Managing coastal bathing water quality: the contribution of microbiology and epidemiology.

    abstract::The EU Bathing Water Directive with a life of 25 years (EEC, 1976) has contributed significantly to the improvement of the quality of coastal recreational waters throughout Europe and has successfully protected public health. Improvement of the standards of living and general public demands has made it necessary to co...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Efstratiou MA

    更新日期:2001-06-01 00:00:00

  • Water quality trends in Texas estuaries.

    abstract::Coastal watersheds in Texas have experienced significant human population growth over the past several decades, yet there have been no comprehensive assessments of water quality trends in Texas estuaries. Here, analysis of historical estuarine water quality data indicates regional "hot spots" of change. Galveston Bay ...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bugica K,Sterba-Boatwright B,Wetz MS

    更新日期:2020-03-01 00:00:00

  • A particle-tracking model for simulating pollutant dispersion in the Strait of Gibraltar.

    abstract::A particle-tracking model to simulate the dispersion of contaminants in the Strait of Gibraltar has been developed. The model solves the hydrodynamic equations off-line and tidal analysis is carried out to determine tidal constants for the two main constituents. Tidal constants and residuals are stored in files that a...

    journal_title:Marine pollution bulletin

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Periáñez R

    更新日期:2004-10-01 00:00:00