A survey of the marine environment near two brine discharges at Huntington Beach

California State Fisheres Laboratory (1973) A survey of the marine environment near two brine discharges at Huntington Beach. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Region Administrative Report, 73-11)

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Abstract

Department biologists, under contract for the State Water Resources Control Board, conducted a survey of the marine environment in the vicinity of two oil field brine discharges at Huntington Beach. Survey procedures included benthic grabs, diver observations, bottom trawls and measurements of water temperature and dissolved oxygen concentrations. A stratified random sampling plan was used to locate the 12 station areas surveyed. Water depth ranged from 9 to 15 m (30 to 50 ft). The results of this survey do not indicate that the discharges are having an effect on the benthic populations sampled. It is concluded that the scope of the survey was not sufficient to conclusively evaluate the effects of the two discharges. Recommendations are made for additional surveys to include intensive sampling of populations at the discharge depth and shoreward over an extended period of time, rather than a survey of the type conducted over a single period of time. (26pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: A survey of the marine environment near two brine discharges at Huntington Beach
Corporate Creator/Author: California State Fisheres Laboratory
Series Name: Marine Resources Region Administrative Report
Number: 73-11
Date: 1973
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region
Place of Publication: Long Beach, CA
Issuing Agency: California Department of Fish and Game
Uncontrolled Keywords: Huntington Beach; California; brines; oil
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Biology
Item ID: 135
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2007 19:45
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:31
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/135

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