Date of Award

Spring 1974

Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs

First Advisor

Francis X. Cameron


This paper is composed of four chapters. Chapter I will seek to delineate the scope of the paper and acquaint the reader with recent activity concerning pollution in the Bight. Chapter II will focus exclusively on scientific data gathered to date, about the effects of pollution on marine ecosystems. Chapter II will consider legal aspects of the problem, including relevant legislation, standing and other remedies which would be available to individuals or groups seeking to ultimately halt all ocean dumping in the area. Chapter IV will consist of conclusions to be drawn from this study.