Accession Number:

ADA165319

Title:

Macrobenthic Communities of the Norfolk Disposal Site. I.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending 30 May 84,

Corporate Author:

OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA APPLIED MARINE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The macrobenthic infaunal community of the Norfolk Disposal Site can be characterized as a highly diverse community typical of undisturbed areas on the inner continental shelf of the Mid-Atlantic Bight which does not support any significant populations of commercially important macroinvertebrates. Analysis of seasonal and year to year trends in various community and species parameters indicates the need for continual updating of the baseline data set to avoid erroneous conclusions from future monitoring studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE