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Main Title The sediment environment of Port Valdez, Alaska : the effect of oil on this ecosystem /
Author Feder, Howard M. ; Cheek, L. Michael ; Flanagan, Patrick ; Jewitt, Stephen C. ; Johnston., Mary H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Feder, Howard M.
CORP Author Alaska Univ., College. Inst. of Marine Science.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., College, Alaska. Arctic Environmental Research Station.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/3-76-086; EPA-R-800944
Stock Number PB-259 972
OCLC Number 02566382
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Tidal flat ecology--Alaska--Valdez, Port. ; Sedimentation and deposition--Alaska--Valdez, Port. ; Oil pollution of the sea--Alaska--Valdez, Port. ; Marine organisms--Effect of oil spills on--Alaska--Valdez, Port. ; Aquatic ecology--Alaska ; Oil pollution of water
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Sediments ; Ecology ; Prince William Sound ; Ocean environments ; Aquatic animals ; Clams ; Bacteria ; Hydrocarbons ; Bioassay ; Salinity ; Tables(Data) ; Prudhoe Bay ; Crude oil ; Intertidal zone ; Nematoda ; Seasonal variations ; Alaska ; Macoma balthica ; Baseline studies ; Ecosystems ; Port Valdez(Alaska)
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9100T266.PDF
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EJAD  EPA 600/3-76-086 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/16/2000
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-76-086 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/11/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-3-76-086 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/18/2014
EKAM  EPA-600/3-76-086 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 04/01/1994
ELBD  EPA 600-3-76-086 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ELDD  EPA-600/3-76-086 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 11/17/2000
ESAD  EPA 600-3-76-086 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/02/1998
ESBD  EPA-600-3-76-086 NHEERL/WED Library/Corvallis,OR 09/05/2017
NTIS  PB-259 972 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation xxii, 322 pages : illustrations, graphs ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The Port Valdez intertidal sediment system was studied for three years and described in this report. Physical, geological, geochemical, hydrocarbon, and biological features were examined. Sediments were poorly sorted gravels to plastic clays, and had low amounts of organic matter. Bacterial numbers varied from site to site, and decreased in numbers with depth. Meiofauna consisted primarily of nematodes and harpacticoid copepods. Most meiofaunal species were restricted to the upper three centimeters throughout the year. Meiofauna densities were typically highest in summer and lowest in winter. Reproductive activities of copepods tended to be seasonal with only one species reproducing throughout the year. Bacterial populations were unaffected by single applications of up to 2000 ppm of Prudhoe Bay crude oil or by chronic applications. Uptake and release of added oil by intertidal sediments and the clam Macoma balthica were examined in the field.
Notes
Includes appendices. Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276, 321).
Contents Notes
A three year study of the intertidal sediment system of Port Valdez and possible indicators for oil spill.