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What Happens to Oil in the Water? DLESE Reviewed Collection
When different kinds of oil enter the sea, many physical, chemical and biological degradation processes start acting on them. This resource describes the factors that decide the physical, chemical and biological degradation of the oil, as well as potential environmental damage, effects on wildlife, and effects on habitats, of the spill. The text is color-coded to reflect the sources of the information, and links to additional material on topic are also provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Services:
    • Clearinghouse
Subject:
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restricions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-309
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
        • Natural resources
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How physical systems affect human systems
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Ardea Miljo
Ardea Miljo AB

Publisher: Global Marine Pollution Information Gateway
http://oils.gpa.unep.org/