Accession Number : AD0739532

Title :   The Effects of Waste Disposal in the New York Bight. Section 2. Benthic Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE HIGHLANDS N J SANDY HOOK LAB

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 277

Abstract : The report describes results of studies conducted to obtain data to assess the effects of waste disposal on the marine environment of the New York Bight. It reports investigations of the benthic meio-fauna and macrofauna distribution in the New York Bight, benthic microbiology, pathological effects of wastes on larger benthic crustaceans, and investigation of basic chemical variables affecting species diversity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, *WATER POLLUTION), (*OCEANS, WATER POLLUTION), ATLANTIC OCEAN, WASTES(INDUSTRIAL), WASTES(SANITARY ENGINEERING), MICROORGANISMS, SEDIMENTATION, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, OXYGEN, PATHOLOGY, CRUSTACEA, METALS, BACTERIA, INVERTEBRATES, ECOLOGY, WASTES(SANITARY ENGINEERING), DISPOSAL

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE