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Main Title Effects of Contaminated Sediments on Marine Benthic Biota and Communities.
Author Scott, K. J. ;
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Narragansett, RI.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-C1-0005; EPA/600/A-94/001 ; ERLN-X138
Stock Number PB94-135183
Additional Subjects Benthos ; Sediments ; Contamination ; Microorganisms ; Development ; Tissues(Biology) ; Food chains ; Bioaccumulation ; Organisms ; Quantitative analysis ; Water column ; Chronic effects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-135183 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 25p
Abstract The authors understanding of the effects of contaminants on benthic organisms lags well behind that for water column species because of the way in which sediments mediate bioavailability and because test protocols using infaunal organism are still in the developmental stage. Although quantitative analyses of benthic communities continue to be a primary assessment tool, their interpretation as to contaminant effects remains difficult, especially under conditions of moderate contamination. It is, therefore, important to determine how sediment contaminants affect lower levels of biological organization.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Symposium, Contaminated Sediments: Assessment and Remediation, Washington, DC., p132-154 1989. Sponsored by Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Category Codes 57H; 57K; 48E
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/05
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 407718965
Origin NTIS
Type CAT