||Species Composition and Diversity of Polychaetes in the New York Bight.
Frey., John R. ;
||Pacific Northwest Environmental Research Lab., Newport, Oreg. Marine Science Center.;Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, Colo. Resource Development Internship Program.;Portland State Univ., Oreg. Urban Studies Center.
Water pollution ;
Indicator species ;
New York Bight ;
Seasonal variations ;
Sewage disposal ;
Water pollution effects(Animals)
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The study is part of a larger investigation of the biological consequences of waste disposal in the New York Bight. Polychaetes from the samples of three cruises (December, 1972; February and May 1973) in the Bight were identified. 'Bamboo worms' (families Maldanidae and Owenidae) were the most abundant and ubiquitous polychaetes and would therefore be the best indicator species to monitor pollution in the area. No temporal changes in the densities of polychaete populations were evident, but summer and fall collections must be analyzed to complete the seasonal distribution.