Use of caged fish for mariculture and environmental monitoring in a power-plant cooling-water system.

dc.acquisition-srcDr. David R. Aldrichen_US
dc.call-noTK1191.C345 1978 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorChamberlain, G. W.en_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:59:46Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:59:46Z
dc.date.issued1978en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description282 p., Thesisen_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractEstuarine fishes were cultured in cages in the intake area, at the head of the 9.8-km discharge canal, and at three locations in the 1053-ha cooling lake of a power plant near upper Galveston Bay, Texas, from 1 September 1975 to 11 September 1976 both to explore the feasibility of utilizing the cooling waters for mariculture and to evaluate the ecological effect of the cooling system on wild populations of fishes. Interpretations were based on daily measurements of six hydrological parameters, survival and growth of 13 species of fish within cages, and water and tissue concentrations of heavy metals and pesticides. Major hydrological characteristics of the cooling system were as follows: (1) Temperature in the dishcarge canal averaged 8-9 C higher than those in the intake area, while temperatures at the outfall of the cooling lake averaged only about 2 C higher. (2) Salinity at the surface of the intake area often dropped abruptly following heavy rainfall, while salinity at the bottom of the intake area, in the discharge canal, and in the cooling lake remained more stable. (3) Dissolved oxygen levels and pH generally increased from intake area to discharge canal to cooling lake, which probably indicated in primary production and improvements in overall water quality. (4) Total gas saturation in the discharge canal frequently exceeded 120% during winter.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.historyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/20803
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGBIC Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesen_US
dc.placeCollege Station, Texasen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries2997.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectcage cultureen_US
dc.subjectpower plantsen_US
dc.subjectmaricultureen_US
dc.subjectsurvivalen_US
dc.subjectgrowthen_US
dc.subjecttemperatureen_US
dc.subjectsalinityen_US
dc.subjectoxygenen_US
dc.subjectpHen_US
dc.subjectstriped mulleten_US
dc.subjectAtlantic croakeren_US
dc.subjectred drumen_US
dc.subjectblack drumen_US
dc.titleUse of caged fish for mariculture and environmental monitoring in a power-plant cooling-water system.en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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