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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Effects of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion on Marine Organisms.
Author Worrest, R. C. ; Haeder, D. P. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Processes and Effects Research.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/347;
Stock Number PB90-216128
Additional Subjects Stratosphere ; Ozone layer ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Ecology ; Plankton ; Reduction ; Biomass ; Food ; Nitrogen ; Assimilation ; Aquatic plants ; Reprints ; Marine organisms ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Species diversity
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-216128 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 08/27/1990
Collation 7p
As a result of stratospheric ozone depletion, UV-B radiation (290-320 nm) reaching aquatic environments is likely to increase over the next few decades. Available information suggests that UV-B radiation can have a variety of deleterious effects on marine and freshwater ecosystems. These effects can have a number of possible consequences for aquatic ecosystems. Among these effects are: (1) a reduction in biomass production, resulting in a reduced food supply to humans; and (2) change in species composition and a reduction of biodiversity.