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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,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-910-9-91-041; EPA-68-D8-0085
Stock Number PB92-166917
OCLC Number 26636857
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
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA-910-9-91-041 3 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/09/2016
NTIS  PB92-166917 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
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.