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RECORD NUMBER: 220 OF 1390
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Effects of Acidic Precipitation on Benthos.|
|Author||Singer, R. ;|
|CORP Author||Colgate Univ., Hamilton, NY. Dept. of Biology.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Acidity ; Benthos ; Ecology ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Streams ; Sediments ; Detritus ; Nutrients ; Marine microorganisms ; pH ; Fishes ; Mammals ; Reprints ; Acid precipitation ; Recycling ; Water pollution effects(Animals)|
The community of organisms, the benthos, which inhabit aquatic sediments interact with biological and chemical components of the water column by processing detritus, recycling inorganic nutrients, mixing sediments, and serving as a principal food source for fish, waterfowl, and riparian mammals. Studies of the effects of acidic precipitation on this community have begun only in the past few years.