| || || Pollutants|
| || || Tributyltin (TBT) compounds in the marine environment around Suva|
Author(s): Morrison, R. J., Johnson, S.
Publisher: University of the South Pacific
Place: Suva (Fiji)
Notes: A report prepared for the Environmental Management Committee
ASFA Keywords: Pollutants, Tin compounds, Pollution
Abstract: The attack of timber-hulled boat by marine borers, such as the Teredo worm, and the attachment of barnacles, sea grass, hydroids and other marine organisms to all types of ships hulls can seriously impede the running of the vessel. Protection of ship hulls against such attack has been going on since the 1760s, first using copper sheets, then paints containing copper powder and later paints containing various other poisons (arsenic, mercury, DDT, etc.).
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