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Sediment Quality in Puget Sound: Year 1, Northern Puget Sound

Publication number Date Published
99-347December 1999
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Author(s) Long, E., J. Hameedi, A. Robertson, M. Dutch, S. Aasen, C. Ricci, K. Welch 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, sediments from 100 locations in northern Puget Sound were tested 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 alterations to benthic infauna. The survey area encompassed the region from Port Gardner Bay north to the US/Canada border, excluding the San Juan Islands.
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Keywords administration, results, Canada, Population, ocean, urban, study, chemical, San Juan Islands, sediment, toxic, quality, Puget Sound
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