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Long-term Observations on Natural Remediation Processes Following the 1991 Gulf War Oil Spill

A b s t r a c t: Self remediation of oil impacted muddy shores by cyanobacterial mats was found to be progressing slowly. Recolonisation of areas by crabs was taking place from established colonies. Field experiments were set up to measure the sensitivity of cyanobacterial mats to weathered oil and to measure the formation and erosion of beachrock.