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Main Title Effects of Contaminated Sediments on Marine Benthic Biota and Communities.
Author Scott, K. J. ;
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Narragansett, RI.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-C1-0005; EPA/600/A-94/001 ; ERLN-X138
Stock Number PB94-135183
Additional Subjects Benthos ; Sediments ; Contamination ; Microorganisms ; Development ; Tissues(Biology) ; Food chains ; Bioaccumulation ; Organisms ; Quantitative analysis ; Water column ; Chronic effects
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NTIS  PB94-135183 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/14/1994
Collation 25p
Abstract
The authors understanding of the effects of contaminants on benthic organisms lags well behind that for water column species because of the way in which sediments mediate bioavailability and because test protocols using infaunal organism are still in the developmental stage. Although quantitative analyses of benthic communities continue to be a primary assessment tool, their interpretation as to contaminant effects remains difficult, especially under conditions of moderate contamination. It is, therefore, important to determine how sediment contaminants affect lower levels of biological organization.