A spatial and seasonal study of the benthic fauna of the Lower Bay of New York Harbor

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Marine Sciences Research Center
Cerrato, Robert Michael
Bokuniewicz, Henry J. (Henry Joseph)
Wiggins, Mark H.
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Marine Sciences. , Atmospheric Sciences. , Benthos > Lower Bay (N.Y. and N.J.) , Marine animals > Lower Bay (N.Y. and N.J.) , New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
from the introduction, ". . .In carrying out this empirical analysis, we felt that further progress toward identifying a site for a containment island was limited in part by inadequacies in the benthic data base available at that time. To eliminate these inadequacies, we have carried out a regional benthic survey of the Lower Bay and site specific sampling within each of the three potential contairunent island areas during 1986-87. The goals of this study were to 1) test the siting predictions made in Bokuniewicz and Cerrato (1985) and 2) provide detailed, seasonal information on the current state of the benthic resources within the Lower Bay and at each potential containment island site. . ."
4, 159 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references.