Anthropogenic effects on aquatic communities ( Barnegat Bay).

M. J. Kennish, M. B. Roche, T. R. Tatham

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Organic pollution derived from domestic sewage and road runoff has increased total coliform bacteria and decreased dissolved oxygen levels during the 1960s and 1970s in adjacent receiving waters, but this has been mitigated in the 1980s. Dredging and dredge-spoil disposal has disturbed the benthic habitat and community, though effects have probably been temporary because of the high degree of resiliency and the dispersal abilities of the benthos. Operation of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station has increased mortality of populations in Forked River and Oyster Creek through the impact of thermal discharges, impingement and entrainment.-P.J.Jarvis

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-338
Number of pages21
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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