The impact of two oil spill events on the water quality along coastal area of Kenting National Park, southern Taiwan

Chung Chi Chen, Kwee Siong Tew, Ping Ho Ho, Fung Chi Ko, Hung Yen Hsieh, Pei Jie Meng

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Abstract

In 2009, the container ship Colombo Queen and the oil tanker W-O BUDMO grounded off Jialeshui and Houwan, respectively, in southern Taiwan. Water quality was monitored at each site to evaluate the environmental impact caused by the resulting oil spills. The results show that the PAHs, turbidity, and other nutrients increased shortly after oil spill, however levels of these parameters eventually returned to baseline levels. On the other hand, DO saturation, pH and chl. a decreased initially, reached maxima after 10 days, and returned to the baseline levels after 14 days. The chl. a concentration, pH and DO saturation fluctuated in a similar pattern at both sites during the oil spills, likely driven by algal blooms. In this study, we documented a full environmental recovery at coastal areas before, during and after the oil spills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)974-983
Number of pages10
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume124
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 30

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Keywords

  • Blooming
  • Oil spill
  • PAHs
  • Seawater
  • Water quality

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  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Pollution

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The impact of two oil spill events on the water quality along coastal area of Kenting National Park, southern Taiwan. / Chen, Chung Chi; Tew, Kwee Siong; Ho, Ping Ho; Ko, Fung Chi; Hsieh, Hung Yen; Meng, Pei Jie.

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 124, No. 2, 30.11.2017, p. 974-983.

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Chen, Chung Chi ; Tew, Kwee Siong ; Ho, Ping Ho ; Ko, Fung Chi ; Hsieh, Hung Yen ; Meng, Pei Jie. / The impact of two oil spill events on the water quality along coastal area of Kenting National Park, southern Taiwan. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2017 ; Vol. 124, No. 2. pp. 974-983.
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