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Title: Effects of thermal effluent on the American oyster 'Crassostrea virginica' gmelin in Indian River Bay, Delaware

Abstract

The report was undertaken in order to determine some of the effects of the thermal discharge from the Delmarva Power and Light Company plant at Millsboro, Del., on the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin), placed in Indian River Bay. The objectives of the project were to trace the survivorship, growth, condition, and reproductive behavior of oysters held in the thermal effluent and at control stations. The samples were taken from August 1970 to May 1971. The heated effluent had the effect of shortening and modifying the severity of the winter, thereby increasing the growing season. The study showed that the thermal effluent has both beneficial and detrimental effects depending on the season. (GRA)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Delaware Univ., Newark (USA). Coll. of Marine Studies
OSTI Identifier:
7346900
Report Number(s):
PB-246410
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; OYSTERS; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; THERMAL POLLUTION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BAYS; DELAWARE; MORTALITY; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; CENTRAL REGION; INVERTEBRATES; MOLLUSCS; NORTH AMERICA; POLLUTION; POWER PLANTS; USA; 560204* - Thermal Effects- Invertebrates- (-1987); 520400 - Environment, Aquatic- Thermal Effluents Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Tinsman, J., and Maurer, D. Effects of thermal effluent on the American oyster 'Crassostrea virginica' gmelin in Indian River Bay, Delaware. United States: N. p., 1974. Web.
Tinsman, J., & Maurer, D. Effects of thermal effluent on the American oyster 'Crassostrea virginica' gmelin in Indian River Bay, Delaware. United States.
Tinsman, J., and Maurer, D. Mon . "Effects of thermal effluent on the American oyster 'Crassostrea virginica' gmelin in Indian River Bay, Delaware". United States.
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abstractNote = {The report was undertaken in order to determine some of the effects of the thermal discharge from the Delmarva Power and Light Company plant at Millsboro, Del., on the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin), placed in Indian River Bay. The objectives of the project were to trace the survivorship, growth, condition, and reproductive behavior of oysters held in the thermal effluent and at control stations. The samples were taken from August 1970 to May 1971. The heated effluent had the effect of shortening and modifying the severity of the winter, thereby increasing the growing season. The study showed that the thermal effluent has both beneficial and detrimental effects depending on the season. (GRA)},
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