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Marine plankton as an indicator of low-level radionuclide contamination in the southern ocean

K. V. Marsh

Marine plankton as an indicator of low-level radionuclide contamination in the southern ocean

by K. V. Marsh

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Published by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive pollution of the sea -- Measurement.,
  • Radioisotopes in oceanography.,
  • Radioactive tracers in oceanography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementK.V. Marsh, R.W. Buddemeier.
    ContributionsBuddemeier, Robert W., Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 39 p. :
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15167177M

      Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy - Kindle edition by Castellani, Claudia, Edwards, Martin. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and s: 2. The oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface, and are critical components of Earth's climate system. This new edition of Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences summarizes the breadth of knowledge about them, providing revised, up to date entries as well coverage of new topics in the field.

    Indirect, Viable Counting of Bacteriophage and Viruses in Water Samples. Indirect titer determination by plaque assay (), coupled with the most-probable-number method (, ), has routinely been used to enumerate viruses in water samples but has only recently been used to elucidate the ecology of example, the abundance and distribution of coliphages in natural water samples have. Radioactivity in the Ocean The partial inventory of natural radionuclides in sea water in Table 1 (see page 22) amounts to 1–2 × 10 22 Bq, without including the uranium daughters or the Th series nuclides. Human-made nuclides in the ocean have been estimated to be 85 × 10 15 Bq directly dumped, × 10 18 Bq from fallout, and 1 × 10 17 Bq from reprocessing plant effluent.

      addressed by current investigations of radionuclides in marine biota near three Amchitka, Alaska United States test sites, where underground detonations were performed in the late s and early s (CRESP, ). In this science review, we highlight major national and international marine radionuclide. Marine Plankton is divided into three sections: an overview of plankton ecology, an assessment of methodology in plankton research covering sampling, preservation, and counting of samples, and a taxonomic guide richly illustrated with detailed line drawings to aid identification. This is an essential reference text suitable for senior.


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Marine plankton as an indicator of low-level radionuclide contamination in the southern ocean by K. V. Marsh Download PDF EPUB FB2

@article{osti_, title = {Marine plankton as an indicator of low-level radionuclide contamination in the Southern Ocean}, author = {Marsh, K V and Buddemeier, R W}, abstractNote = {We have initiated an investigation of the utility of marine plankton as bioconcentrating samplers of low-level marine radioactivity in the southern hemisphere.

Marsh KV, Buddemeier RW () Marine plankton as an indicator of low-level radionuclide contamination in the Southern Ocean. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Rep UCRL, 39 pp CrossRef Google ScholarAuthor: W. Wood, K. Marsh, R. Buddemeier, C.

Smith. Marine plankton as an indicator of low-level radionuclide contamination in the Southern Ocean. Technical Report Marsh, K V; Buddemeier, R W.

We have initiated an investigation of the utility of marine plankton as bioconcentrating samplers of low-level marine radioactivity in the southern hemisphere.

A literature review shows that both. And though the vastness of the ocean has the capacity to dilute nuclear contamination, signs of spreading radioactive material are being found off Japan, including the discovery of elevated concentrations of radioactive cesium and iodine in small fish several dozen miles south of Fukushima, and high levels of radioactivity in seawater 25 miles.

A thorough understanding of planktonic organisms is the first step towards a real appreciation of the diversity, biology, and ecological importance of marine life.

A detailed knowledge of their distribution and community composition is particularly important since these organisms are often very delicate and sensitive to change, and can be used as early indicators of environmental change. Marine Plankton provides a practical guide to plankton biology with a large geographic coverage spanning the North Sea to the north-eastern Atlantic coast of the USA and Canada.

Marine plankton as an indicator of low-level radionuclide contamination in the Southern Ocean [SciTech Connect] by Marsh, K.V.; Buddemeier, R.W. in the ocean STRATIFIED about m ~> into the atmosphere ~> into the rainfall everywhere. Many forms of pollution have laid waste to the original home of marine phytoplankton.

Garbage, oil, chemicals, factory runoff, acid rain the terrifying list of contaminants could fill a book. In this reality, marine phytoplankton that grows in the ocean can’t be trusted, as it. Remote sensing has become an important tool for the management of the marine environment.

Currently, researchers are able to map several important facets of the marine environment from space. This includes chlorophyll-a, ocean salinity, and sea surface temperature.

In addition, researchers are able to use satellite data to assist in mapping out. The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, and are critical components of Earth’s climate system. This new edition of Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences summarizes the breadth of knowledge about them, providing revised, up to date entries as well coverage of new topics in the field.

New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and the cryosphere, climate and. The majority of cultured plankton is marine, and seawater of a specific gravity of to may be used as a culture medium.

This water must be sterilized, usually by either high temperatures in an autoclave or by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, to prevent biological contamination of the culture. Noshkin VE, Bowen VT () Concentrations and distributions of long-lived fallout radionuclides in open ocean sediments.

In: Radioactive contamination of the marine environment. IAEA symposium SM/ IAEA, Vienna, pp – Google Scholar.

In marine ecosystems, plankton surveys using the continuous plankton recorder (CPR) have characterised biodiversity along transects covering millions.

Body size of marine plankton, currents keys to dispersal in ocean Date: Janu Source: Oregon State University Summary: A new international study found that the size of plankton, and the. Next, comes the pollution from the atmospheric fall-out onto the surface of the sea.

After the Fukushima disaster, it is estimated that 10 16 Bq of Cs was deposited on the surface of the sea up to 30 km out to sea. [2] Additionally, radioactive pollution was transported to the marine environment through leaching of contaminated soil. This Device Has Been Measuring the Ocean’s Plankton Since the s Largely unchanged since it was invented, the Continuous Plankton Recorder collects plankton.

Human activities affect marine life and marine habitats through overfishing, habitat loss, the introduction of invasive species, ocean pollution, ocean acidification and ocean impact marine ecosystems and food webs and may result in consequences as yet unrecognised for the biodiversity and continuation of marine life forms.

It has been estimated only 13% of the ocean area. Given the importance of ocean biota, it is surprising that there are relatively few long time-series of biological measurements of marine environments. Plankton (Box 1) are particularly good indicators of climate change in the marine environment for several reasons.

First, unlike other marine species, such as fish and many intertidal. The scale is global, as subsequent chapters cover individual ocean basins and systems. The chapter also addresses a series of nitrogen challenges, such as the question of how the marine nitrogen cycle appears to be able to maintain a relatively well-established homeostasis, that is, a balance between gains and losses of fixed nitrogen.

The world ocean is the major sink for carbon dioxide and is estimated to contain more than 90% of the inventory.

In a time (potentially, at least) of global warming, it is obviously imperative to understand the carbon flux within the world ocean and the parameters which may influence it. Phytoplankton is the most common marine producer at the bottom of the marine food pyramid.

Although seaweeds are also marine producers they are limited to coastal areas where the bottom (for attachment) is within the photic zone but phytoplankton can be found near the surface of the ocean all over the world (over 70 percent of the surface of Earth).Phytoplankton are the source of most of the.Now that we know some of the major types of marine microplankton, lets discuss how scientists count and identify marine microbes.

The smallest marine plankton, (microplankton, nanoplankton, picoplankton, and femtoplankton) are the most abundant organisms in the ocean, but because they are so small they can be challenging to study.The drivers of ocean plankton diversity across archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes, and major virus clades are inferred from both molecular and imaging data acquired by the Tara Oceans project and used to predict the effects of severe warming of the surface ocean on this critical ecosystem by .