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Surveys of the epibenthos of the Crouch Estuary (UK) in relation to TBT contamination

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 April 2001

H.L. Rees
Affiliation:
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Burnham Laboratory, Remembrance Avenue, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HA
R. Waldock
Affiliation:
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Burnham Laboratory, Remembrance Avenue, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HA
P. Matthiessen
Affiliation:
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Burnham Laboratory, Remembrance Avenue, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HA
M.A. Pendle
Affiliation:
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Burnham Laboratory, Remembrance Avenue, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HA

Abstract

The estuary of the River Crouch, south-east England, as sampled annually by beam trawl between 1987 and 1989, and again in 1992. The aim of an initial transect survey was to describe and quantify the subtidal epifauna at a time of high ambient tributyltin (TBT) concentrations, arising from the use of tin-based anti-fouling paints on the hulls of moored pleasure craft. Subsequent surveys at representative stations sought to examine the progress of any changes with time in animal populations in relation to a decline in concentrations of TBT in the environment, following a ban on the use of tin-based paints for smaller vessels in July 1987.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
© 1999 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

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