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Main Title The influence of decomposing salmon on water chemistry, a completion report,
Author Brickell, David Charles. ; Goerin, John J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Goering, John James
CORP Author Alaska Univ., College. Inst. of Water Resources.
Publisher University of Alaska, Institute of Water Resources,
Year Published 1971
Report Number IWR-12; OWRR-B-014-ALAS; 07057,; B-014-ALAS(1)
Stock Number PB-198 431
OCLC Number 31106038
Subjects Salmon. ; Water chemistry.
Additional Subjects ( Salmon ; Decomposition) ; ( Water chemistry ; Decay) ; ( Organic wastes ; Water pollution) ; Fishes ; Nutrients ; Industrial wastes ; Sources ; Nitrification ; Ammonium compounds ; Estuaries
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  SH346.B75 1971 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/23/1994
NTIS  PB-198 431 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 27 pages illustrations.
Abstract The chemical dynamics of sea food waste decomposition and of salmon decomposition in a marine system were studied. A drastic increase in NH4(+)-N and decrease in O2 occurred in the marine bay (Iliuliuk Bay, Unalaska Island, Alaska) receiving sea food processing wastes. A seaward decreasing but elevated NH4(+)-N suggests that this bay influences the nitrogen economy of the adjacent ocean. Salmon carcasses decomposition was followed in a spawning stream and its associated estuary (Little Port Walter, Alaska). Concentrations of NH4(+)-N and organic-N in the water were determined in this system weekly, beginning before spawning and ending several months later. NH4(+)-N and dissolved organic-N in the stream and estuary were low and unvariable before spawning. During spawning, NH4(+)-N and organic-N increased downstream. As carcasses increased the WH4(+)-N) and organic-N became greater. Large increases of organic-N in the stream and estuary also resulted from salmon decomposition. (WRSIC abstract)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 16). Photoreproduction. Springfield, Va., National Technical Information Service, 1971. 27 p. on [16] p. 21 x 28 cm. (PB 198 431).
Place Published College :
Title Ser Add Ent Report (University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Institute of Water Resources) ;
PUB Date Free Form 1971.
Series Title Untraced Report
NTIS Prices PC A03 MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 19941216111440
Language ENG
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 00969nam 2200253Ia 45010