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RECORD NUMBER: 21 OF 21
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Sediment quality of the NY/NJ harbor system : Final report /|
|Author||Adams, Darvene A. ; D. A. Adams ; J. S. O'Connor ; S. B. Weisberg|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, New York. Region II.; Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Westminster, CA.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program,|
|Subjects||Contaminated sediments--New York Bight. ; Marine sediments--Sampling. ; New York Bight (N.J. and N.Y.) ; Benthos--New York--Analysis.|
|Additional Subjects||Sediments ; Water quality ; Harbors ; Water pollution ; Water sampling ; Marine fishes ; Natural resources ; Contamination ; Birds ; Habitat ; Environmental monitoring ; Toxicity ; Trace elements ; Organic compounds ; Pollution sources ; New York ; New Jersey|
|Collation||xvi (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm + 1 3 1/2 in. disc.|
The New York-New Jersey Harbor system is an important economic, recreational, and aesthetic resource supporting many kinds of habitat and species. Among the many important species of fish and shellfish in this estuarine and coastal system are striped bass, white perch, tomcod, and blue crabs in the estuarine portion; and sea bass, bluefish, menhaden, herring, sturgeon, shad, hake, winter flounder, lobster, clams and oysters in the marine portion. Historically, the Harbor supported several large commercial and recreational fisheries. Currently, there remain some isolated, small-scale commercial fisheries (e.g., clams, crabs, menhaden) and a large recreational fishery (MacKenzie, 1992). Since the Estuary is on the Atlantic flyway, it is also an important resting and feeding area for migrating birds. Many birds, both migratory and regional, utilize the Harbor environs for feeding and raising young. Birds commonly found in the region include herons, egrets, ducks, plovers, sandpipers, gulls and geese. Bald eagles and peregrine falcons, both federally-listed endangered species, are less common inhabitants. The land uses above and surrounding the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary make the Harbor particularly susceptible to toxic contamination. For more than a century, it has been the recipient of pollutants generated by the human activities that exist around it.
"EPA/902-R-98/001." "March 1998." "An Investigation under the Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (R-EMAP)." "The study results presented in this report are based on a REMAP proposal which was jointly developed by U.S. EPA-Region 2 and NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) participants. The study was jointly funded by U.S. EPA/ORD/EMAP, the NY-NJ HEP and U.S. EPA-Region 2." Includes bibliographical references.