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Main Title Oxygen depletion and associated benthic mortalities in New York Bight, 1976 /
Author Swanson, Robert Lawrence. ; Sindermann, Carl J.
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Author Title of a Work
Swanson, R. Lawrence
Sindermann, Carl J.,
Publisher U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Year Published 1979
OCLC Number 06767603
Subjects Marine animals--Effect of water quality on--New York Bight (NJ and NY) ; Marine animals--Mortality--New York Bight (NJ and NY) ; Water--Dissolved oxygen--New York Bight (NJ and NY) ; Marine pollution--New York Bight (NJ and NY) ; Oceanography--New York Bight (NJ and NY) ; Anoxemia ; Atlantic Ocean--New York Bight
Additional Subjects Anoxemia ; Water--Dissolved oxygen ; Marine pollution--New York Bight ; Oceanography--New York Bight
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  QC801.U545 no.11 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 10/27/2009
EJBM  QC801.U545 no.11 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/27/2006
EKCM  QC801.U545 no.11 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 01/01/1988
Collation v, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm.
"December 1979." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
"In July 1976, fishermen reported large numbers of dead surf clams and other bottom-dwelling organisms in an 8,600-square-kilometer area of the New Jersey continental shelf. The phenomenon continued through October of that year. During this period scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expanded their routine surveys and monitoring in the region to determine the extent of the problem and assess the damage to the fisheries. Other researchers--from nearby States, universities, and private groups--joined in the study. They determined that the mortalities were caused by extremely low concentrations of dissolved oxygen and by hydrogen sulfide poisoning in some bottom waters"--Foreword.