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The Effects of Ocean Dumping on the New York Bight Ecosystem

  • Harold M. Stanford
  • Joel S. O’Connor
  • R. Lawrence Swanson
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 12)

Abstract

The effects of ocean dumping on a marine ecosystem must be considered in the context of the character and quantity of all contaminants reaching the system. The highly variable nature of natural factors within the ecosystem and of waste inputs to it make the direct determination of cause-effect relationships of anthropogenic materials quite difficult to discern. Indirect methods for such determination are possible, obviating the need for exhaustive study of waste materials and the ecosystem. All of these factors are addressed in a case study of the New York Bight ecosystem.

Keywords

Sewage Sludge Dump Site Acid Waste York Bight Waste Input 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold M. Stanford
    • 1
  • Joel S. O’Connor
    • 1
  • R. Lawrence Swanson
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine EcoSystems Analysis (MESA) Program New York Bight ProjectState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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