Culture of selected organisms in recirculating and flow-through systems using thermal effluent




Berry, Terri Layne

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Texas A&M University


This study had six objectives: to monitor the water quality at a generating station using twenty species, and monitoring their effectiveness as monitoring organisms; to compare effectiveness of flow-through and recirculating water systems in culture practices; to culture selected species with oysters to determine the suitability of a fish/oyster polyculture system; to monitor the effects of oysters on tank pH and turbidity; to monitor temperature, conductivity and dissolved oxygen and to determine their influence on the growth and survival; and to compare pesticide and heavy metal levels in selected species as compared between water systems and species.


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cultures, wastewater, surveys, pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, Atlantic croaker, Micropogon undulatus, Atlantic spadefish, Chaetodipterus faber, white mullet, Mugil curema, American oyster, Crassostrea virginica, sea catfish, Arius felis, spot, Leiostomus xanthurus, red drum, Sciaenops ocellata