Andrew A. Benson's scientific contributions

Publications (3)

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Hydrocarbons of rockfish (Sebastes sp.), sanddab (Citharichthys sp.), and sole (Lyopsetta sp.) were analyzed by high resolution glass-capillary gas chromatography, following saponification in methanolic-KOH, extraction by n-hexane, and separation via liquid chromatography. The fish contained a wide range of hydrocarbons, with total concentrations v...
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(Crustacea:Hippidae) from three southern California (U.S.A.) beaches contained 0.9 to 24.1 μg/g dry wt saturated hydrocarbons, and 3.6 to 21.4 μg/g dry wt unsaturated hydrocarbons. Major constituents were (in wt. % total): n-alkanes (13.1%), heneicosapentaene plus heneicosahexaene (1.0%), squalene (5.1%), and unidentified polyenes (7.8%). Crabs fro...

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... This problem can be solved by showing the difference in contents of the algae collected from various polluted and unpolluted areas 7-9 but it is difficult to decide for an area which is polluted or unpolluted because today the oil contamination was demonstrated for all sea environments. Oil pollution of algae was shown by various authors [4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20] . Recently 69 aliphatic and 55 aromatic petroleum hydrocarbons were identified from the algae collected from Turkish coasts 6 . ...
... Sand crabs inhabit the swash zone and would be exposed to oil in surf and swash zone water and intertidal porewater because they burrow into sediment and use plumose antennae to filter feed in the wave wash zone (Efford 1966;Dugan and Hubbard 2016). They have been used for monitoring bioaccumulation of contaminants, such as petroleum and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs; Rossi et al. 1978;Dugan et al. 2005) and have similar sensitivity to petroleum as mysids (Barron et al. 1999(Barron et al. , 2013. In addition, E. analoga were monitored for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) bioaccumulation during the spill. ...