Accession Number:

ADA184805

Title:

The Surface Microlayer: Review of Literature and Evaluation of Potential Effects of Dredge Activities in Puget Sound.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EVANS-HAMILTON INC SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

This review of the literature revealed no available quantitative information on the influence of dredging activities and dredge material disposal practices on surface microlayers. The review did indicate that the surface microlayer is an extremely important region for production, regeneration and degeneration of ORGANIC MATERIALS, cycling of materials from the air to the sea and from the sea to the air, a nursery ground for marine species, and important interface for the exposure of marine organisms to elevated concentrations of nutrients, toxic chemicals and forms of physical or chemical nature of the surface layers should be expected to produce an effect on the inhabitants of these layers.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE