EPA Science Inventory

TESTING AND APPLICATION OF BIOMONITORING METHODS FOR ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NOXIOUS ALGAL BLOOMS

Citation:

Tracey, G., R. Steele, J. Gatzke, D. Phelps, R. Nuzzi, M. Waters, AND D. Anderson. TESTING AND APPLICATION OF BIOMONITORING METHODS FOR ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NOXIOUS ALGAL BLOOMS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/D-90/066 (NTIS PB90246448).

Description:

A major goal of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Biomonitoring research program is to produce test methods to assess environmental effects of anthropogenic activities in marine waters (Phelps et al., 1987). n support of EPA Region II involvement in the "Brown Tide Comprehensive Assessment and Management Program" (Minei, 1989), we are evaluating biomonitoring methods for application in marine vaters having a history of noxious algal blooms. ctivities associated with two methods are in their initial development phases. hird activity involves the use of an established biomonitoring method in the Peconic Bays system of Long Island, New York. his area has had repeated "brown tide" bloom events since 1985, with devastating impacts on shellfish and eelgrass populations (Bricelj et al., 1987; Cosper et al., 1987).

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TESTING AND APPLICATION OF BIOMONITORING METHODS FOR ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NOXIOUS ALGAL BLOOMS

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (REPORT)
Record Last Revised: 04/16/2004
Record Created: 05/24/2002
Record Released: 05/24/2002
Record ID: 37119

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB