Since 1971, the Naval Undersea Center (NUC) has been conducting a long-range program to develop reliable methods of surveying, analyzing, and predicting the general quality of marine environments, with special emphasis on harbors, focusing upon community response as a sensitive and integrative measure of general environmental quality. Major surveys have been conducted of the following harbors: Apra Harbor, Guam; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; San Diego Bay; and Hood Canal, Washington. In collaboration with the University of Hawaii, a data bank has been set up, containing data from Guam, Eniwetok, Fanning, Canton, San Diego Bay, Puget Sound, and other locations. A combination of microcosm experiments and field survey can be used as follows: to quantify functional interrelationships between organisms; to determine aggregate response of a community as a whole to environmental stresses; to identify and calibrate potential bioindicators; and to quantify biological detoxification capacities of a given marine community. At present, microcosm facilities can simulate the following: thermal pollution; fresh water dilution; silt exposure; heavy metals; other chemical exposures; and combinations of the above.

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    American Chemical Society

    1155 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Hura, M
    • Evans III, E C
    • Wood, F G
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Accession Number: 00157615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM