STP940

    Coastal Monitoring: Evaluation of Monitoring Methods in Narragansett Bay, Long Island Sound and New York Bight, and a General Monitoring Strategy

    Published: Jan 1987


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    Abstract

    This paper evaluates biological, chemical, and physical monitoring methods and presents a research strategy for coastal monitoring. The purpose of the strategy is to provide a conceptual model for detecting contaminant-induced perturbations of marine systems. The proposed strategy represents a shift in emphasis from analysis of chemical concentrations to an initial biological examination of the effects of contaminants on marine organisms. Evidence of adverse biological effects obtained in this hierarchical strategy would result in the application of chemical and physical techniques to identify the types and sources of contaminants.

    Keywords:

    levels of biological organization, growth, survival, gill respirometry, scope for growth, population dynamics, strategy


    Author Information:

    Phelps, DK
    Research aquatic biologist, senior biologist, senior scientist, and research aquatic biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Narragansett, RI

    Katz, CH
    Research aquatic biologist, senior biologist, senior scientist, and research aquatic biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Narragansett, RI

    Scott, KJ
    Research aquatic biologist, senior biologist, senior scientist, and research aquatic biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Narragansett, RI

    Reynolds, BH
    Research aquatic biologist, senior biologist, senior scientist, and research aquatic biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Narragansett, RI


    Paper ID: STP28584S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E47.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28584S


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