||Biological Processes Affecting the Distribution of Pollutants in Marine Sediments. Part II. Biodeposition and Bioturbation.
Lee, II, Henry ;
Swartz, Richard C. ;
||Pacific Northwest Environmental Research Lab., Newport, OR. Marine Science Center.
Marine biology ;
Water pollution ;
Food chains ;
Organic compounds ;
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Activities of benthic organisms modify the physical and chemical nature of marine sediments. This chapter examines the rates and mechanisms of biodeposition and bioturbation in relation to the fate and transfer of pollutants. It constitutes the second part of a review on biological processes affecting the distribution of pollutants. The major emphasis in this review is on biological alterations of sediments and their chemistry rather than sediment effects on the biota. The report reviews literature on organism-sediment interactions and compile rates of various processes, emphasizing differences in the rates and mechanisms of sediment modification among groups of functionally similar species.