The effects on selected organisms of water passing through the Cedar Bayou generating station

dc.acquisition-srcDr. David R. Aldrichen_US
dc.call-noTD 224 .T4 E35 1978 c.1-2 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorStrawn, K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAldrich, D.V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, W.B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWiesepape, L.M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, F.V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBerry, T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCarr, B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShearer, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFurness, G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKrejci, M.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.description1 vol.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractThe quality of water passing through the Cedar Bayou Generating Station was monitored during 1977 by observing the growth and survival of fishes and crustaceans in ponds and aquaria receiving water from the discharge canal, and by maintaining fish in cages in the intake, discharge canal, and cooling lake. In addition, a regular program of sampling fishes, crustaceans, and phytoplankton in Cedar Bayou, the discharge canal, and the cooling lake was carried out. Losses of fish held in cages were attributable to escapes, handling stress, gas bubble disease, salinity fluctuations, low winter temperatures, and low dissolved oxygen levels due to cage fouling. High summer temperatures in the discharge canal were also a cause of mortalities among caged fish held in that area. Most mortalities in the aquaria were due to disease, low salinities, handling stress, high temperatures, territorial aggression, jumping out of the aquaria, and low dissolved oxygen levels. Mortalities among pond-held fish were mainly due to handling stress, low salinities, and low winter temperatures. No significant mortalities occurred among pond-held shrimp. Phytoplankton studies have found that mean chlorophyll a concentrations and mean primary productivity rates at stations within the cooling system and stations in Trinity Bay were not significantly different. Differences in species composition between Cedar Bayou, discharge canal, and cooling lake were disclosed by the cooling lake study. Analyses for pesticides and heavy metals of shrimp and fish held in the ponds and cages indicated that amounts of these substances were generally much less than maximum permissable levels. In general, the water passing through the Cedar Bayou Generating Station in 1977 was not detrimental to the animals used in this study.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeCedar Bayouen_US
dc.geo-codeTrinity Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeCedar Bayou Generating Stationen_US
dc.history3/10/05 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/20804
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dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesSubmitted to the Houston Lighting and Power Company as Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Project 1869, Annual Progress Report for 1977.en_US
dc.placeCollege Station, TXen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and Texas Agricultural Experiment Stationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries2998.00en_US
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dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectwater qualityen_US
dc.subjectgrowthen_US
dc.subjectsurvivalen_US
dc.subjectsamplingen_US
dc.subjectavoidance behavioren_US
dc.subjectstressen_US
dc.subjectdiseasesen_US
dc.subjectsalinityen_US
dc.subjecttemperatureen_US
dc.subjectdissolved oxygen (DO)en_US
dc.subjectphytoplanktonen_US
dc.subjectpesticidesen_US
dc.subjectheavy metalsen_US
dc.subjectfishen_US
dc.subjectcrustaceansen_US
dc.titleThe effects on selected organisms of water passing through the Cedar Bayou generating stationen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueen_US
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