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Main Title Coastal Monitoring: Evaluation of Monitoring Methods in Narragansett Bay, Long Island Sound and New York Bight, and a General Monitoring Strategy.
Author Phelps, D. K. ; Katz, C. H. ; Scott, K. J. ; Reynolds, B. H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/248;
Stock Number PB88-107164
Additional Subjects Coasts ; Monitoring ; Contaminants ; Growth ; Survival ; Narragansett Bay ; Long Island Sound ; New York Bight ; Reprints ; Biological effects ; Coastal ecology ; Marine environments
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-107164 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20p
The paper evaluates biological, chemical, and physical monitoring methods and presents a research strategy for coastal monitoring. The purpose of the strategy is to provide a conceptual model for detecting contaminant-induced perturbations of marine systems. The proposed strategy represents a shift in emphasis from analysis of chemical concentrations to an initial biological examination of the effects of contaminants on marine organisms. Evidence of adverse biological effects obtained in this hierarchical strategy would result in the application of chemical and physical techniques to identify the types and sources of contaminants.