Date of Award
Master of Arts in Marine Affairs
It is difficult at best to evaluate the biological and chemical damages of oil pollution, but the physical effects are graphically evident in the blackened beaches and coastlines around the world and in the floating "tar-balls" found in mid-ocean. It is this dramatically visible effect that has stirred public concern. Thus, prevention of such damage is high on the list of priorities for both national and international concern. In the face of the ever increasing potential for pollution, President Nixon has pledged that federal agencies will take the lead in pollution abatement programs.
Fisher, Robert Augustus, "The Impact on the Navy of Public Concern with Control of Pollution of the Seas by Oil" (1971). Theses and Major Papers. Paper 79.