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Main Title Ambient aquatic life water quality criteria for dissolved oxygen (saltwater) : Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras.
Author Thursby, G. ; Miller, D. ; Poucher, S. ; Coiro, L. ; Munns, W.
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. Atlantic Ecology Div. ;Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology ; Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA-822-R-00-012
Stock Number PB2001-102016
OCLC Number 48047749
Subjects Water--Dissolved oxygen--Environmental aspects--Atlantic Coast (US) ; Water--Dissolved oxygen--Environmental aspects--Atlantic Coast (US) ; Water--Pollution--Atlantic Coast (US) ; Water quality--Standards--United States ; Water--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Saltwater ; Atlantic Coast ; Biological effects ; Exposure ; Bioassay ; Hypoxia ; Fresh water biology ; Aquatic biology ; Ambient water quality criteria ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Toxic substances ; Low dissolved oxygen
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  EPA-822-R-00-012 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 04/13/2011
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 822-R-00-012 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB2001-102016 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ca. 131 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The document recommends an approach to deriving the lower limits of dissolved oxygen (DO) necessary to protect coastal and estuarine animals in the Virginian Province (Cape Cod, MA, to Cape Hatteras, NC). The information on hypoxic effects used here was obtained from studies conducted by the USEPA's Atlantic Ecology Division specifically for this purpose, and from all other available reports applicable to hypoxic issues of the Virginian Province. Hypoxia is defined here as concentrations of DO that are below saturation. Literature on the effects of anoxia, while applicable to certain ecological risk analyses, was not included in this document. This approach combines features of traditional water quality criteria with a new biological framework that integrates time (replacing the concept of an averaging period) and establishes separate criteria for different life stages (larvae versus juveniles and adults). Where practical, data were selected and analyzed in a manner consistent with the Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses (Stephan et al., 1985). This document considers how to protect three aspects of biological health: survival of juveniles and adults, growth, and larval recruitment (estimated with a generic model).
Not distributed to depository libraries in a physical form. "November 2000." Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-49). "EPA 822-R-00-012"--Cover.