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Sediment Quality in Puget Sound: Year 2, Central Puget Sound

Publication number Date Published
00-03-055December 2000
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Author(s) Dutch, M., S. Aasen, K. Welch, S. Magoon, NOAA, USGS, SAIC et al.
Description As a component of a three-year cooperative effort of the Washington State Department of Ecology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, surficial sediments from 100 locations in central Puget Sound were tested in 1998 to determine their relative quality. The purpose of this survey was to determine the quality of sediments in terms of the severity, spatial patterns, and spatial extent of chemical contamination, toxicity, and adverse alterations to benthic infauna. The survey encompassed an area of approximately 732 km2, ranging from Port Townsend south to Des Moines in the central region of Puget Sound.
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Keywords administration, samples, toxicity, Population, ocean, study, river, sediment, toxic, quality, Puget Sound
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