Accession Number : AD0723431

Title :   Survey of Marine Waste Deposits, New York Metropolitan Region.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK STONY BROOK MARINE SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Gross,M. Grant ; Black,John A. ; Kalin,Robert J. ; Schramel,James R. ; Smith,Raymond N.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The report discussed 122 square miles surveyed to determine distribution of waste deposits in New York Bight, and the total carbon contents and loss-on-ignition (volatile matter). Sample concentrations of chromium, copper, lead and silver, were compared to the distribution of carbon-rich deposits on the Continental Shelf. Atomic absorption spectrometric analyses was used on acid-extractable minor elements in waste deposits. Few groups of pollution-tolerant organisms were abundant in sediments from the inner portions of the New York Harbor. No living foraminifera were found in sediment from the East River. A few species were found in Western Long Island Sound. Ostracods were rare. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*URBAN AREAS, *WATER POLLUTION), (*METALS, WATER POLLUTION), (*MARINE BIOLOGY, WATER POLLUTION), WASTES(SANITARY ENGINEERING), NEW YORK, CHROMIUM, COPPER, LEAD(METAL), SILVER, ECOLOGY, HARBORS, TOXICITY, ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, SEDIMENTATION, AQUATIC ANIMALS

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE