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Title: Biological responses of the american oyster 'Crassostrea virginica' (gmelin) to thermal effluent in the Chesapeake-Delaware Bay area. Final report

Abstract

This report presents the results of a 1979 study of various aspects of the life history of the oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and the effects of temperature-salinity interactions in the mid-Atlantic region. The study was intended to provide input to power plant siting decisions in the Chesapeake Bay area. Eighteen collections of planted oysters were made from effluent and control stations of two power plant sites in the mid-Atlantic region. Oyster mortalities were related to physical extremes at both sites, but were higher at PEPCO. Shell growth was evident at DPL, but not at PEPCO.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Delaware Univ., Lewes (USA). Coll. of Marine Studies
OSTI Identifier:
6374271
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6374271
Report Number(s):
PB-82-258062
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; OYSTERS; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; CHESAPEAKE BAY; GROWTH; HISTOLOGY; MARYLAND; METALS; MORTALITY; SALINITY; THERMAL POLLUTION; TRACE AMOUNTS; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ATLANTIC OCEAN; BAYS; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION III; INVERTEBRATES; MOLLUSCS; NORTH AMERICA; POLLUTION; POWER PLANTS; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; USA 560204* -- Thermal Effects-- Invertebrates-- (-1987); 520400 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Thermal Effluents Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 200201 -- Fossil-Fueled Power Plants-- Waste Management-- Thermal Effluents

Citation Formats

Tinsman, J.C., Maurer, D., and Pennachi, K.A. Biological responses of the american oyster 'Crassostrea virginica' (gmelin) to thermal effluent in the Chesapeake-Delaware Bay area. Final report. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Tinsman, J.C., Maurer, D., & Pennachi, K.A. Biological responses of the american oyster 'Crassostrea virginica' (gmelin) to thermal effluent in the Chesapeake-Delaware Bay area. Final report. United States.
Tinsman, J.C., Maurer, D., and Pennachi, K.A. Thu . "Biological responses of the american oyster 'Crassostrea virginica' (gmelin) to thermal effluent in the Chesapeake-Delaware Bay area. Final report". United States.
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author = {Tinsman, J.C. and Maurer, D. and Pennachi, K.A.},
abstractNote = {This report presents the results of a 1979 study of various aspects of the life history of the oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and the effects of temperature-salinity interactions in the mid-Atlantic region. The study was intended to provide input to power plant siting decisions in the Chesapeake Bay area. Eighteen collections of planted oysters were made from effluent and control stations of two power plant sites in the mid-Atlantic region. Oyster mortalities were related to physical extremes at both sites, but were higher at PEPCO. Shell growth was evident at DPL, but not at PEPCO.},
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place = {United States},
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