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Bahia Las Minas, Panama Oil Spill Assessment, 1986-1991 (NCEI Accession 9400033)

Metadata Updated: December 1, 2023

In April 1986 a major oil spill from a ruptured storage tank at a local refinery just east of the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal polluted an area of coral reefs, mangrove forests, and grassbeds along the Caribbean coast of the Republic of Panama. The area affected included a biological reserve of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) where baseline biological and environmental data had been collected for the previous 15 years. Shortly after the spill, a grant to study the effects of the spill was received from the Minerals Management Service of the United States Department of the Interior. Data was then collected from May of 1986 to October of 1991 by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute under Minerals Management Service contracts 14-12-0001-30355 and 14-12-0001-30393. These data are filed under NCEI Accession #9400033. Results of the study were published as a technical report of the MMS (Keller and Jackson, 1993.) The project was divided into 8 subprojects to study the chemistry of the oil and 7 different environments affected by the spill, which included seagrass, coral, and mangrove communities. The study continued in part for an additional year under another grant, but that data is not included here, nor is data collected before the spill or data collected by the STRI ESP program.

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Metadata Date 2023-05-25T19:48:29Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) November 19, 2002 (publication)
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Metadata Date 2023-05-25T19:48:29Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) November 19, 2002 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Duke, Norman C.; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (2002). Bahia Las Minas, Panama Oil Spill Assessment, 1986-1991 (NCEI Accession 9400033). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/9400033. Accessed [date]., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Temporal Extent Begin 1986-05-01
Temporal Extent End 1991-10-31

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