Accession Number:

ADA045313

Title:

Aquatic Disposal Field Investigations, Eatons Neck Disposal Site, Long Island Sound. Appendix F. Predisposal Baseline Conditions of Phytoplankton Assemblages.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK OCEAN SCIENCE LAB MONTAUK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The major goal of the Eatons Neck disposal site field investigation was to evaluate the effects of aquatic disposal of dredged material on organisms and water quality, including the significance of physical, chemical, and biological factors that influence the rate of disposal site recolonization by benthic animals. A comprehensive research program was planned and conducted at Eatons Neck in order to evaluate and effect relationships associated with the impacts of open-water disposal. This volume presents the results of an investigation to determine the baseline conditions of the phytoplankton population at the disposal site for future comparison with similar data collected after the disposal of dredged material. The ultimate objective is to determine the effects of the openwater disposal of dredged material on the phytoplankton population located within the area of the Eatons Neck disposal site. The study concludes that, although it is difficult to draw any conclusions prior to a more thorough statistical analysis, it appears that there is little difference in the composition and abundance of the phytoplankton found at the three stations.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE