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Marine Sediment Monitoring Program II - Distribution and Structure of Benthic Communities in Puget Sound - 1989-1993

 
Publication number Date Published
98-328September 1998
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Author(s) Llanso, R., S. Aasen, and K. Welch
Description The Marine Sediment Monitoring Program (MSMP) monitors sediment quality at sampling locations throughout Puget Sound. Objectives of the benthic component are to collect baseline data in contaminated and uncontaminated stations, as well as evaluate the condition of benthic macro-invertebrates in relation to concentrations of toxic chemicals in sediments. To address these objectives, this report documents spatial and temporal patterns of variation in species abundance and composition, and assesses effects from contamination at MSMP stations. In addition, the report identifies potential natural stresses that may structure benthic communities in Puget Sound and may constitute confounding factors in pollution monitoring studies.
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Keywords samples, invertebrates, objectives, sulfide, grain, Hood Canal, contaminant, study, basin, river, water, chemical, monitoring, sediment, toxic, Puget Sound, SEPA, marine sediment, pH, marine, benthic
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 01,WRIA 02,WRIA 03,WRIA 06,WRIA 09,WRIA 10,WRIA 13,WRIA 14,WRIA 15,WRIA 17,WRIA 18,WRIA PS)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #PSAMP_HP

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