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Main Title Report for the Conference on Pollution of Raritan Bay and Adjacent Interstate Waters. Third Session. Volume III. Appendices.
CORP Author Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Metuchen, N.J. Raritan Bay Project.
Year Published 1967
Stock Number PB-218 089
Additional Subjects ( Raritan Bay ; Water pollution) ; ( Clams ; Raritan Bay) ; Shellfish ; Distribution(Property) ; Public health ; Water quality data
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-218 089 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 152p
Cases of infectious hepatitis traced to clams harvested from Raritan Bay in 1961 stimulated a cooperative State-Public Health Service study of water and shellfish sanitary quality in the bay. The present report describes the distribution of only two species of clams, the soft shell clam, mya arenaria, and the northern quahaug, mercenaria mercenaria. Quantitative features of population sampling permitted statistical evaluation of the clam resource of Raritan Bay. This information, coupled with the bacteriological information being processed for a separate report, describes the clam-water relationship in Raritan Bay.