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Long term impact of dissolved dispersed petroleum hydrocarbons (DDPH) in Gulf of Iskenderun

Salİhog̈lu, İlkay
Saydam, Deniz
Yilmaz, Ayşen
DDPH in sea water, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's) in sediment and in some marine biota were monitored for the period of August 1981 and April 1984. Maximum DDPH was measured in winter and minimum in summer. This phenomena showed an inverse relation with the sea water temperature. Increase in sea water DDPH concentration reflected itself immediately in fish liver but two months time lack between fish liver and flesh was observed. GLC analysis results of sea water extracts and various crude oil showed that the petroleum hydrocarbons in the Gulf was mainly originated from Kirkuk crude oil.