Sediment quality assessment survey of the Galveston Bay System

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dc.contributor.author Carr, Robert Scott en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.contributor.other en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-15T17:30:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-15T17:30:06Z
dc.date.issued 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/25288
dc.description 101 pages; available for download at the link below. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to characterize the quality of sediments at key sites in the Galveston Bay Estuary. Sediment samples were taken simultaniously for chemical and physical analyses, toxicity testing, and an assessment of benthic community structure, in order to identify areas where sediment contamination is responsible for ecosystem degradation. The chemical analyses indluded a suite of trace matals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Total organic carbon and acid volatile sulfides were also measured in order to normalize the organic and inorganic constituents, respectively. Solid-phase sediment toxicity tests with the benthic amphipod Grandidierilla japonica were conducted. In addition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted a series of sediment porewater tests with gametes of the sea urchin Arbacia punctulata. en_US
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dc.publisher Galveston Bay National Estuary Program en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8147 en_US
dc.relation.uri http://gbic.tamug.edu/gbeppubs/30/gbnep-30.html en_US
dc.subject sediment quality; sediment chemistry; toxicity; aquatic communities; water quality en_US
dc.title Sediment quality assessment survey of the Galveston Bay System en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.place Webster, TX en_US
dc.series GBNEP-30 en_US
dc.vol-issue GBNEP-30 en_US
dc.geo-code Galveston Bay en_US
dc.location GBIC Circulating Collection; GBIC Reference Collection; GBIC Archival Collection; GBIC OFFICE en_US
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dc.acquisition-src GBNEP en_US
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dc.history 12/10/04 eas; 11/23/04 eas en_US
dc.call-no QH 541.5 .E8 G32 no. 30 c.1-2 GBAY; REF QH 541.5 .E8 G32 no. 30 GBAY; ARCHIVES QH 541.5 .E8 G32 no. 30 GBAY en_US

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