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dc.contributor.advisorStrawn, Kirk
dc.creatorMcBee, James Terrell
dc.description.abstractThe species composition, distribution, and abundance of microbenthic organisms in the intake and discharge areas of the Cedar Bayou Electric Power Station, Baytown, Texas, were investigated using data obtained from October 1969 through May 1973. Two types of quantitative bottom sampling devices were used; a modified Birge-Ekman dredge (16 stations) and a frame sampler (5 stations). Each gear was used every 4 weeks, but alternately; with a 2-week time interval between use if the dredge and frame. Data from each gear type were treated separately. Hydrological measurements including water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and conductivity accompanied each biological sample. Data were analyzed using cluster analysis. Because the plant was off-line during most of the summer of 1971 and a cooling pond was in operation during the following summer, little elevation of temperature occurred in the discharge area of Trinity Bay. Bottom salinities were usually higher in the discharge area than in surrounding water.en
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dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectAquatic Ecologyen
dc.subjectAquatic Invertebratesen
dc.subjectElectric Power-Plantsen
dc.subject.classification1975 Dissertation M118
dc.subject.lcshAquatic ecology--Texasen
dc.subject.lcshAquatic invertebrates--Texasen
dc.subject.lcshElectric power-plants--Texasen
dc.subject.lcshWildlife and Fisheries Sciencesen
dc.titleSpecies composition, distribution, and abundance of macrobenthic organisms in the intake and discharge areas before and after the construction and operation of the Cedar Bayou Electric Power Stationen
dc.typeThesisen and Fisheries Sciencesen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAldrich, David V.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCobb, Bryant
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNoble, Richard L.
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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