Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1974

Abstract

In May of 1969 field surveys to characterize selected biological communities in the Hog Island area of the James River were begun. The objective of these surveys has been to determine if significant changes occurred in the species composition or population levels of certain communities which could be related to the operation of the nuclear power generation station. Although during the period of study, methods and stations have been changed to adjust the study to changing regulations, its basic character has remained. Communities studied have included benthos, zoo- and phytoplankton and fouling organisms.

Keywords

Phytoplankton -- Virginia -- James River Estuary Zooplankton -- Virginia -- James River Estuary Nuclear power plants -- Environmental aspects -- Virginia -- James River

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