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Seasonal and diel changes in salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and sulphide at a station in the upper Derwent estuary, southeastern Tasmania.
Ritz, DA and Buttermore, RE (1984) Seasonal and diel changes in salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and sulphide at a station in the upper Derwent estuary, southeastern Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 118. pp. 109-115. ISSN 0080-4703
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Temperature, salinity, oxygen saturation and sulphide levels fluctuated widely both
seasonally and with depth at a station on the upper Derwent estuary just downstream from a
pulp and paper mill. In summer (February) oxygen saturation at the bottom reached a minimum
of about 20% and sulphide levels peaked at 11 mg L- Conditions at this time would
be expected to be lethal to a wide variety of organisms. Some of the possible causes for
these changes are discussed.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 109-115|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
|Date Deposited:||25 May 2012 02:16|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:35|
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