Accession Number : AD0775761

Title :   Salinity Problems of Organisms in Coastal Areas Subject to the Effect of Engineering Works.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GULF COAST RESEARCH LAB OCEAN SPRINGS MS

Personal Author(s) : Gunter, Gordon ; Ballard, Buena S. ; Venkataramaiah, A.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 187

Abstract : The nongaseous substances normally moving in and out of cells are metabolites, water and salts. The common salts in water determine its salinity, and the definition of sea water salinity and its composition are discussed. The relationships to salinity of all phyla of animals living in the coastal waters are reviewed, with emphasis on the estuaries of the Gulf coast and Atlantic coast of the United States, areas particularly influenced by coastal engineering works and changes of salinity caused thereby. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *SALINITY, *ECOLOGY, AQUATIC PLANTS, AQUATIC ANIMALS, ENGINEERING, ESTUARIES, ENVIRONMENTS, SEA WATER, ATLANTIC OCEAN.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE