Survey of Marine Waste Deposits, New York Metropolitan Region.
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK STONY BROOK MARINE SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTER
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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
- Water Pollution and Control