A Proximate Biological Survey of Pearl Harbor, OAHU.
Final rept. 13 May-18 Jun 71,
NAVAL UNDERSEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF
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In May and June 1971, a proximate biological survey of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was conducted in an attempt to gain some knowledge of the heavy-metal body burden carried by resident species of the harbor. Trapped specimens of fishes and crabs were analyzed for body burdens of Hg, Cd, Pb, Cu, and Zn the results of the analyses are presented in tabular and graphic form. The general conditions of water quality and community structure were observed at various locations and are herein documented. Tables present data on the amount and source of sewage and industrial wastes that enter the harbor. From this proximate survey it is not apparent that the Navy is the principal polluter of Pearl Harbor. Author
- Biological Oceanography