Accession Number : ADA184805

Title :   The Surface Microlayer: Review of Literature and Evaluation of Potential Effects of Dredge Activities in Puget Sound.

Corporate Author : EVANS-HAMILTON INC SEATTLE WA

PDF Url : ADA184805

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : This review of the literature revealed no available quantitative information on the influence of dredging activities and dredge material disposal practices on surface microlayers. The review did indicate that the surface microlayer is an extremely important region for production, regeneration and degeneration of ORGANIC MATERIALS, cycling of materials from the air to the sea and from the sea to the air, a nursery ground for marine species, and important interface for the exposure of marine organisms to elevated concentrations of nutrients, toxic chemicals and forms of physical or chemical nature of the surface layers should be expected to produce an effect on the inhabitants of these layers.

Descriptors :   *DREDGED MATERIALS, *OCEAN WASTE DISPOSAL, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, OFFSHORE, ECOSYSTEMS, BIOSYNTHESIS, SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES, PUGET SOUND, DEEP WATER, SURFACE WATERS, WATER POLLUTION, MARINE BIOLOGY, SEDIMENTS, TOXICITY, FISHES, EGGS, GENETICS, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), ORGANIC MATERIALS, SAMPLERS, THIN FILMS, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, METALS

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE