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Focus on Hood Canal: Relationships Between Sediment Quality, Dissolved Oxygen, and Benthic Invertebrates in Hood Canal

 
Publication number Date Published
07-03-048December 2007
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Author(s) Dutch, M.
Description This document is a summary for the general public of the findings of the study "Relationships between the Composition of the Benthos and Sediment and Water Quality Parameters in Hood Canal" (linked below). Analysis of Hood Canal data collected from 1932 to 2005 revealed that sediment texture was the most important factor controlling invertebrate community composition, followed by dissolved oxygen, organic carbon content of the sediments, and station depth. Steps were taken in this report to develop initial critical dissolved oxygen thresholds used to determine when benthic infauna are at risk.
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Keywords invertebrates, Hood Canal, water quality, sediment, quality, dissolved oxygen, benthic
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area PS Puget Sound
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