Preliminary Inventory of Planktonic and Benthic Organisms at Times Beach; Short Communication,
HOOFDGROEP MAATSCHAPPELIJKE TECHNOLOGIE TNO DELFT (NETHERLANDS)
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Times Beach, the confined disposal site for dredged material at Buffalo, New York, was created in 1972 and used until 1976. The site was not filled to its full capacity, resulting in an upland, a wetland and an aquatic area, which were rapidly invaded by plants and animals. By 1983, when studies were initiated, this invasion had resulted in established exosystems. The first studies were directed towards contaminant biomobility at the site and succession of terrestrial plant communities. This communication reports the occurrence of invertebrates in the aquatic portion of Times Beach and Lake Erie. The study is intended as a very general inventory for the purpose of finding groups of possible toxicological interest.
- Biological Oceanography