After a decade of attempts to control pollution with broad, sweeping legislation on a national scale, recent efforts have recognized the need to evaluate waste disposal on a case-by-case or regional basis, incorporating new knowledge about the consequences of disposal. This book examines the major uses and effects of waste disposal in the ocean, paying particular attention to California's coastal waters. The contributors, representing public agencies, academe, and research institutions, take into account environmental concerns while they focus on developing management strategies of using the oceans for waste disposal. The book is a result of the 1982 symposium "Ocean Disposal in the 1980s," which was sponsored by the Southern California Academy of Sciences

chapter 2|14 pages

Ocean Disposal and Monitoring

ByGeorge Peter, Thomas O'Connor

chapter 4|20 pages

Oil- and Gas-Associated Discharge in the Federal OCS

ByFred M. Piltz

chapter 5|13 pages

Small-Scale Oil Slick Modeling in the Santa Barbara Channel, California

ByKenneth J. Lanfear, William B. Samuels

chapter 6|14 pages

The Application of Acoustics in Marine Monitoring

ByR. E. Pieper, J. A. Dmohowski

chapter 7|22 pages

Implications of Water Quality to Phytoplankton Growth and Succession in New York Harbor

ByGary S. Kleppel, William B. Samuels, John J. McLaughlin

chapter 8|28 pages

Ocean Disposal of Fish Processing Wastes off Los Angeles and American Samoa

ByDorothy F. Soule, Mikihiko Oguiri, John D. Soule

chapter 9|12 pages

Effects of Copper, Zinc, Iron, and Manganese on Growth of Macrocystis Gametophytes and Sporophytes

ByLisa M. Anderson, James S. Kuwabara, Wheeler J. North

chapter 10|19 pages

Physiological Stress (Scope for Growth) of Mussels in San Francisco Bay

ByRobin Sevareid, Gary Ichikawa

chapter 11|23 pages

Bioaccumulation and Detoxification of Contaminants in Marine Organisms from Southern California Coastal Waters

ByDavid A. Brown, Richard W Gossett, Patrick Hershelman, Henry A. Schaefer, Kenneth D. Jenkins, Edwin M. Perkins

chapter 12|15 pages

Assessing the Effects of a Coastal Steam Electric Generating Station on Fishes Occupying Its Receiving Waters

ByJohn S. Stephens, Pamela A. Morris, William Westphal

chapter 13|25 pages

Effects of Sewage Disposal on the Polychaetous Annelids at San Clemente Island, California

ByJohn H. Dorsey, Karen D. Green, Richard C. Rowe

chapter 14|12 pages

The Effect of the Change in Municipal Waste Treatment on Marine Benthic Communities

ByDonald J. Reish, Thomas Biksey, Richard Ware