海岸における植物生態学研究と環境保全 : ナホトカ号重油流出災害の海岸植生モニタリングを例として [in Japanese] Importance of beach plant research after the oil pollution by the tanker accident "NAKHOTOKA" in 1997 for conservation of coastal environment [in Japanese]
Access this Article
Search this Article
The heavy oil petroleum flowing out from the disaster stricken oil tanker 'Nakhotoka' in January 1997 widely spread along the coast of the Japan Sea and caused serious oil pollution in the area. A large-scale oil contamination of the beach plant communities was one of the most serious results of the oil spill. The heavy storm and the wavy climate conditions particularly in winter caused the pollution of beach plants repeatedly. The monitoring surveys of the plant communities have been being conducted continuously from January 1997 up to now. In this paper, the method and some results of the survey are described and some proposals are made to promote studies on the effects of oil contamination on plant communities.
ECE 3(1), 77-85, 2000-07-21
Ecology and Civil Engineering Society