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RECORD NUMBER: 25 OF 29
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Reference area performance standards for Puget Sound final report /|
|CORP Author||PTI Environmental Services, Bellevue, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Puget Sound Estuary Program.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, Office of Coastal Waters,|
|Report Number||EPA-910-9-91-041; EPA-68-D8-0085|
|Subjects||Estuarine ecology--Washington (State)--Puget Sound ; Environmental monitoring--Washington (State)--Puget Sound|
|Additional Subjects||Invertebrates ; Sediments ; Water pollution ; Puget Sound ; Samish Bay ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Metals ; Lead(Metal) ; Carbon compounds ; Organic compounds ; Sulfides ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Bioassay ; Toxicity ; Crustacea ; Worms ; Mortality ; Sites ; Standards ; Polychlorinated biphenyls|
|Collation||1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.|
Chemical and biological conditions in the sediments at sites in three areas of Puget Sound were analyzed as part of the study. Analysis of sediments from Samish Bay, Holmes Harbor, and Carr Inlet included chemical concentrations, total organic carbon, acid-volatile sulfides, total solids, grain size distribution, and sediment toxicity as measured by amphipod mortality, bivalve larvae mortality and abnormality, echinoderm embryo mortality and abnormality, juvenile polychaete mortality and biomass, and saline Microtox bacterial luminescence bioassays. The performance standards developed for Puget Sound sediment reference sites will provide a consistent basis for comparison and use of sediment data collected by various programs. Based on the performance standards developed, the report found specific stations in Carr Inlet, Holmes Harbor, and Samish Bay to be suitable as sediment reference areas.
"September 1991." "EPA 910/9-91-041."--Front cover. PB92-166917 "Puget Sound Estuary Program."--Front cover.