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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Analysis of Operation 'Deep Six' Benthic Invertebrates.
CORP Author Marine Research, Inc., Falmouth, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-68-01-3179;
Stock Number PB-257 722
Additional Subjects Sludge ; Industrial wastes ; Benthos ; Waste disposal ; Delaware Bay ; Continental shelves ; North Atlantic Ocean ; Plankton ; Marine microorganisms ; Seasonal variations ; Invertebrates ; Submarine topography ; Ocean dumping ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-257 722 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 86p
The study is a continuation of research into the effects of sludge and industrial wastes on two dumping sites in the mid-Atlantic continental shelf waters off Delaware Bay. There are two basic effects of marine pollution, both of which are under investigation in this area. Short-term effects typically occur in the water column and primarily affect plankton and pelagic organisms immediately or shortly after actual dumping occurs. Long-term effects are more generally observed in the benthic communities. This specific study is concerned only with the benthic organisms and must distinguish between the natural seasonal and successional fluctuations from fluctuations resulting from dumping.