The ecological, environmental and socio-economic importance of mangrove forests is now widely accepted by international agencies, governments, NGOs. Mangrove description – Oman. Oman has scattered but fairly dense stands of mangroves on the northeast coast and some small stands with trees reaching 6 m. Biological invasions are an important and growing component of global environmental change（Vitousek et al.，）. Hundreds of billions of dollars are lost.
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Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions. Advanced Search Small Search Button. Back to Previous Page. Oil spills in mangroves: United States, National Ocean Service. By understanding the basic of the ecology of these forests and learning from past oil spills in mangroves, we can better plan for, protect, filetypd respond to spills that may threaten them.
Mangroves often border coastlines where coral reefs live offshore, and these two ecosystems are closely linked. Mangroves filter and trap excess sediment that could harm coral, and coral reefs protect shorelines where mangroves grow from excessive wave energy.
Both habitats can be adversely impacted by oil spills, and spill responders must often consider tradeoffs between land-based and offshore resources during a response. This guide is a companion to Oil Spills in Coral Reefs: Planning and Response Considerations”–Introduction.
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When spilled oil contaminates shoreline habitats, responders must survey the affected areas to determine the appropriate response. Although general approvals or decision tools for using shoreline cleanup methods can be developed during pre-spill plan The oil spill natural resource damage assessment under the Oil Pollution Act.
Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service. CRS report for Congress ; R When resources in the public trust are harmed by contamination, federal, state, foreign, and tribal governments may seek compensation for damage to natural resources under certain laws.
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