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Port Gamble Bay: A Reconnaissance Survey of Sediment Quality.

Publication number Date Published
87-e37December 1987
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Author(s) Yake, W. and D. Norton
Description Sediments collected in Port Gamble Bay and a reference site (Bywater Bay) were analyzed for a range of metals, semi-volatile organic compounds, pesticides/PCBs, and ancillary parameters. This work was done in conjunction with an investigation into the cause of herring spawn mortality conducted cooperatively by the Point No Point Treaty Council, the Port Gamble Klallum Tribe, and the University of Washington School of Fisheries. The concentrations of metals, pesticides/PCBs, and many organic compounds in the Port Gamble sediments were at or near background (reference) levels. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations were somewhat elevated, but still well below concentrations associated with adverse biological effects.
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Keywords biological, metals, pesticides, fish, sediment, quality, survey, tribe, PCBs
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 15 Kitsap