Long-term Changes in Rocky Intertidal Macrobenthos during the Five Years after the Hebei Spirit Oil Spill, Taean, Korea SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
Long-term Changes in Rocky Intertidal Macrobenthos during the Five Years after the Hebei Spirit Oil Spill, Taean, Korea
Author(s)
Jung, Yun-Hwan; Park, Henug-Sik; Yoon, Kon-Tak; Kim, Hyung-June; Shim, Won-Joon
KIOST Author(s)
Park, Heung Sik(박흥식)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2017-03
Abstract
The Hebei Spirit oil spill reached the west coast of Taean County, Korea, on December 7, 2007. At that time, this was the largest oil spill that had occurred in the country. The incident devastated local marine ecosystems. In this study, we examined changes in these ecosystems and the recovery pattern on impacted rocky shores. Macrobenthos monitoring of polluted and control sites was performed seasonally from January 2008 through October 2013. At polluted sites, ecological indices increased gradually from 2009, thereby providing evidence of recovery. However, the mean density of macrobenthos was still less than 50% of the level at the control site, indicating that the ecological status of the polluted sites has still not recovered to that which prevailed before the oil spill. Although densities of the most dominant species were higher in the control site than in polluted sites, the densities of Lottia spp. and Odostomia aomori were higher in polluted sites. These two taxa were found in lower numbers at the control site, where they were out-competed by Chthamalus challengeri. Nonmetric multidimensional scaling ordination divided the macrobenthic community structure into three clusters according to differences in the abundance of dominant species over the 6 years after the oil spill. An ANOSIM test detected significant differences between the polluted and control sites. Consistent long-term differences indicate that complete recovery had not occurred during the duration of our study.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/1282
DOI
10.1007/s12601-017-0008-5
Bibliographic Citation
OCEAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, v.52, no.1, pp.103 - 112, 2017
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
Keywords
oil spill; rocky shore; macrobenthos; recovery; community structure
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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