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dc.contributor.authorStull, Janet K.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:30:54Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:30:54Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/10967
dc.description.abstractApproximately 1.25 x 10^ meters^ (330 million gallons) of treated <br /><br />wastewaters are discharged daily onto the Palos Verdes Shelf, off Los Angeles. <br /><br />Routine intensive marine environmental monitoring began in 1 972. A brief review <br /><br />of effluent emissions, Palos Verdes topography, natural disturbances (El Nino, <br /><br />storms), and sediment histories will provide background for a 20-year summary <br /><br />of the Palos Verdes biota: benthic infauna, epibenthic megain vertebrates, demersal <br /><br />fish, kelp, and fish tissue contamination. Dramatic improvements are evident. <br /><br />Diverse biological assemblages are more widespread. Dover sole fin erosion has <br /><br />disappeared and kelp beds flourish. Decreased but continuing bioaccumulation <br /><br />of DDTs and PCBs is a concern, however. Historic discharges of these chlorinated <br /><br />hydrocarbons persist in a partly buried sediment reservoir.
dc.subjectMarine Biological Monitoring
dc.subjectPalos Verdes
dc.subjectCalifornia
dc.subject1972 to 1992
dc.titleTwo Decades of Marine Biological Monitoring, Palos Verdes, California, 1972 to 1992
dc.title.alternativewo Decades of Marine Biological Monitoring
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage21
dc.source.issuescas/vol94/iss1
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol94/iss1/7
dc.source.endpage45
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume94
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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