Culture of selected estuarine organisms and monitoring of water quality in flow-through tanks receiving power-plant effluent.




Parker, N.C.

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Texas A&M University


Twenty three species (2 molluscs, 4 crustaceans, and 17 fish) were screened for their maricultural potential. These 23 species and 22 other species (1 mollusc, 2 crustaceans, 16 fishes, and 3 turtles) were also used as biological monitors in flow-through tanks and troughs receiving effluent from a power plant located on upper Galveston Bay, Texas. Growth and survival of organisms were monitored in water thermally regulated to 20, 25 and 30 C and in non-thermally-regulated water taken fron the power plant discharge canal. Ambient conductivity ranged from 0 to 28 mmho/cm.


386 p., Dissertation


marine fish, marine crustaceans, marine molluscs, indicator species, power plants, cooling ponds, mariculture, check lists, growth, survival, thermal conductivity, ions, temperature, salinity, sedimentation, dissolved gases, dissolved oxygen (DO), turtles, pH, turbidity, saturation, Crassostrea virginica, hydrocarbons, Palaemonetes pugio, Cyprinodon variegatus, Poecilia latipinna, Callinectes sapidus