Short-Term Variation of the Macrobenthic Fauna Structure on Rocky Shores after the Hebei Spirit Oil Spill, West Coast of Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Short-Term Variation of the Macrobenthic Fauna Structure on Rocky Shores after the Hebei Spirit Oil Spill, West Coast of Korea
Author(s)
Jung, Yun-Hwan; Yoon, Kon-Tak; Shim, Won-Joon; Park, Henug-Sik
KIOST Author(s)
Jung, Yun Hwan(정윤환)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Park, Heung Sik(박흥식)
Alternative Author(s)
정윤환; 윤건탁; 심원준; 박흥식
Publication Year
2015-01
Abstract
This study was conducted to determine the initial response, such as ecological status, to the disturbance in macrobenthic fauna on a rocky shore after an oil spill. Sites polluted with oil spilled during the Hebei Spirit accident on December 7, 2007, showed continuous decreases in species of the Bivalvia class, including Lasaea undulata and Mytilus galloprovincialis, and no gastropods were observed. In addition, at polluted sites, the cold-water barnacle Chthamalus challengeri and the common periwinkle were present in low densities, whereas they appeared relatively stable at control sites. In this study, the macrobenthic community structure was distinct between polluted sites and control sites because of differences in species composition and densities of dominant species. Therefore, it is believed that the oil spill accident could lead to mass mortalities of the major macrobenthic fauna in the study area, by smothering or reducing breeding activities or recruitment, and thereby altered rocky shore ecosystems.
ISSN
0749-0208
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2565
DOI
10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-13-00161.1
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, v.31, no.1, pp.177 - 183, 2015
Publisher
COASTAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Subject
PRINCE-WILLIAM-SOUND; CRUDE-OIL; LONG-TERM; COMMUNITY; RECOVERY; IMPACTS; ASSEMBLAGES; ASSUMPTIONS; ECOSYSTEMS; POLLUTION
Keywords
Hebei Spirit; oil spill; rocky shore; macrobenthic fauna; community structure
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
COASTAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
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