Effects and impacts of physical stress on entrained organisms.

Marcy, B. C., Jr. and Beck, A. D. and Ulanowicz, Robert E. (1978) Effects and impacts of physical stress on entrained organisms. In: Schubel, J. R. and Marcy, B. C., Jr. (eds.) Power plant entrainment: a biological assessment. NY, Academic Press, pp. 135-188.

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Environmental studies of power plants have recently shifted their emphasis from examination of the effects of heated discharges to studies of the impacts of entire cooling systems. One of the major impacts arises when planktonic organisms are carried into and through a plant with the cooling water. Because of their relatively immobile, free-floating character, planktonic organisms are highly vulnerable to being "entrained" or passively drawn into the cooling water condenser systems of power plants. More than 70% of estuarine animals have planktonic eggs and larvae. The environmental impact of entrainment is related to the composition and abundance of affected organisms, the numbers of organisms in the adjacent waters, survival rates during entrainment as related to natural survival, the ecological roles of entrained organisms, and their reproductive strategies.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Effects and impacts of physical stress on entrained organisms.
Personal Creator/Author:
Marcy, B. C., Jr.
Beck, A. D.
Ulanowicz, Robert E.
Corporate Creator/Author: University of Maryland. Center for Environmental Science- CBL
Title of Book: Power plant entrainment: a biological assessment.
Schubel, J. R.
Marcy, B. C., Jr.
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 135-188
Date: 1978
Publisher: Academic Press
Place of Publication: NY
Additional Information: UMCES (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science); Contribution No. 737
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zooplankton; Ichthyoplankton; Phytoplankton; Biota Mortality; Cooling water
Subjects: Management
Item ID: 1998
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 16:57
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 16:47
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1998

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