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Main Title Survey of the marine benthic infauna collected from the United States radioactive waste disposal sites off the Farallon Islands, California /
Author Reish, Donald J., ; Reish, D. J.
CORP Author California State Univ., Long Beach. Dept. of Biology.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.
Publisher Office of Radiation Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA 520/1-83-006
Stock Number PB84-145762
OCLC Number 180623479
Subjects Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean--Atlantic Ocean. ; Benthos--California--Farallon Islands.
Additional Subjects Marine biology ; Invertebrates ; Abundance ; Farallon Islands ; Benthos ; Sediments ; Sampling ; Forminifera ; North Pacific Ocean ; Coasts ; California ; Radioactive waste facilities ; Radioactive waste disposal ; Marine disposal ; Low-level radioactive wastes ; Environmental exposure pathways ; Species diversity ; Ocean waste disposal
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NTIS  PB84-145762 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Collation ix, 54 pages : illustraitons, photos ; 28 cm
Abstract
Benthic biological samples were taken in 1977 from the vicinity of the Farallon Islands radioactive waste disposal sites for characterization of the infaunal macroinvertebrates and foraminifera. A total of 120 invertebrate species were collected, of which 75 species (63 percent) were polychaetes. Forty-three of these polychaete species have not previously been reported from depths greater than 1000m. A total of 1044 macroinvertebrate specimens were collected of which 54 percent were polychates. Only the nematods were present at all six benthic stations, but the community structure was dominated by the polychaetes Tauberia gracilis, Allia pulchra, Chaetozone setosa, and Cossura candida. Living and dead foraminifera were reported. The possible role of polychaetes in bioturbation and in the marine food chain is briefly discussed with respect to the various polychaete feeding mechanisms.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 14 - 16). "EPA 520/1-83-006." "August 1978, Revised January 1983." "This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under purchase order number WA-7-2272-A." "Project Officer Robert S. Dyer."
Contents Notes
Benthic biological samples were taken in 1977 from the vicinity of the Farallon Islands radioactive waste disposal sites for characterization of the infaunal macroinvertebrates and foraminifera. A total of 120 invertebrate species were collected, of which 75 species (63 percent) were polychaetes. Forty-three of these polychaete species have not previously been reported from depths greater than 1000m. A total of 1044 macroinvertebrate specimens were collected of which 54 percent were polychates. Only the nematods were present at all six benthic stations, but the community structure was dominated by the polychaetes Tauberia gracilis, Allia pulchra, Chaetozone setosa, and Cossura candida. Living and dead foraminifera were reported. The possible role of polychaetes in bioturbation and in the marine food chain is briefly discussed with respect to the various polychaete feeding mechanisms.