"The general objective of research . . . was to determine mechanisms that control the production dynamics of benthic plants and associated epiphytes in Netarts Bay relative to physical processes and changing patterns of nutrient distribution. . ."
This study examined the foraminifera and the ecologic conditions
of the benthic environment of the Oregon shelf and the uppermost slope
(75-550 m depth) between 143°45' N and 144°40' N. Seasonal collections
monitored the near-bottom marine environment and the sedimentary
substrate at 16 stations. The foraminiferal benthic fauna was
Carter Lake, a freshwater, coastal dune-margin lake,
was sampled at the beginning and end of the summer of 1986
to determine the sediment characteristics and benthic
macroinvertebrate abundance, biomass, variety, and
diversity. The distributions of major benthic habitats were
estimated by snorkeling in June and July, 1986. Water
Aspects of the limnology and benthic ecology of Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, are described emphasizing those features that identify its uniqueness. The lake is large, shallow, and characterized by nuisance abundances of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae and midge flies. Results of this study indicate that it does not stratify and dissolved oxygen...
Dramatic declines in many species of demersal fishes off the West Coast have
resulted in the designation of nine commercially important species as being
overfished. While the causes of those declines are not clearly understood, the
fact remains that a paucity of life history and abundance data exists for many...