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Impact of oil on the marine environment. by IMCO/FAO/UNESCO/WMO/WHO/IAEA/UN Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution.

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English


  • Oil pollution of the sea,
  • Marine ecology

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Edition Notes

SeriesReports and studies ;, no. 6
LC ClassificationsQH545.O5 I18 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 250 p. :
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4283738M
ISBN 109251002193
LC Control Number78310195

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