The specific activity of ⁶⁵Zn (nanocuries ⁶⁵Zn/g total Zn)
was determined in various organs of the common coastal mussel,
Mytilus californianus Conrad, collected from six locations along
the Pacific Coast. These organs included the gills, mantle, foot,
reproductive organs, adductor muscle, and viscera. After ashing
and dissolving with nitric acid...
The nature and magnitude of experimental errors due to ⁶⁵Zn
adsorption by inorganic surfaces was examined in a laboratory system
designed to measure ⁶⁵Zn uptake by marine phytoplankton. In the pH
range, 6.3±.1 to 7.5±.1, a precipitate formed in the algal nutrient
medium selected for the system. To this seawater-base...
Bacteria were isolated from water at Alder Slough, Oregon. Of
15 isolates grown successfully in the medium employed, 100% showed
measurable uptake of Zn-65. A growth curve was established for one
isolate, a gram-negative rod designated AS-1. Increasing Zn-65 uptake
was found generally to correspond with increasing growth of
A mathematical model was developed to simulate alternative
selection and crossbreeding strategies for commercial beef production.
Biological and economic constraints were selected to represent
typical pasture production of calves in the Northwest. The
crossbreeding study evaluated the relative economic efficiency of
different 1) mating plans when sire breeds of several...
This study describes the composition of forest landscapes surrounding
northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) nests in the central Cascade
Mountains of Oregon. I compared forest composition around 126 owl nests in 70 pair
territories with forest composition around 119 points drawn randomly from all
terrestrial cover-types, and around 104...
Levels of ⁶⁵Zn in water, sediments, plants, and animals in
Alder Slough, a small ecosystem in the Columbia River Estuary,
were determined periodically during a one year period. Concentrations
of total Zn in organisms were also measured to permit
computation of specific activities (μCi⁶⁵Zn/g total Zn). Temporal
fluctuations in the...
In situ salinity, turbidity and temperature were measured at
discrete depths and water samples for radioanalysis were simultaneously
collected in the Columbia River Estuary using a specially designed
Particulate radioactivity was concentrated by filtration and the
dissolved radioactivity by evaporation or ferric oxide bulk precipitation.
Radioanalysis was by...