Title

Evaluation of physical, chemical and microbiological parameters of water quality in the Harris Neck estuarine marshes along the Georgia coast

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Abstract

Analysis of the physical, chemical and biological parameters assessing water quality in Harris Neck estuary indicated that the average dissolved oxygen level was 8.6. mg/L, it maintained moderate levels of total dissolved nitrogen (2.7-4.6. mg/L) and total dissolved phosphorous (<0.05. mg/L), chlorophyll a was above 5.0 μg/L and it is contaminated with low levels of fecal bacteria. Bifidobacterium adolescentis, a putative marker of human fecal pollution, was detected once at stations 3 and 5. Overall the Harris Neck water quality analyses indicated a relatively pristine and a healthy functioning marine environment.

Department

Biological and Environmental Sciences

Volume Number

62

Issue Number

1

First Page

178

Last Page

181

Comments

© 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI

10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.11.010

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