Final report on species composition, distribution, and abundance of macrobenthic organisms in the intake and discharge areas before and after the construction and operation of the Cedar Bayou Electric Station.

Date

1975

Authors

McBee, J.T., Jr.

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Publisher

Texas A&M University

Abstract

The species composition, distribution, and abundance of macrobenthic organisms in the intake and discharge areas of Cedar Bayou Electric Power Station, Baytown, Texas, were investigated using data obtained from October 1969 through May 1973. Two types of quantitative bottom sampling devices were used; a modified Birge-Ekman dredge (16 stations) and a frame sampler (5 stations). Each gear was used every 4 weeks, but alternately; with a 2 week time interval between use of the dredge and frame. Data from each gear type were treated separately. Hydrological measurements including water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and conductivity accompanied each biological sample. Data were analyzed using cluster analysis.

Description

205 p., Dissertation

Keywords

power plants, cooling water, benthos, check lists, ecological distribution, abundance, Birge-Ekman dredge, estuarine organisms

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