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Hydrobiological characteristics of Shark River Estuary, Everglades National Park.

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Date Issued:
1970-12
Abstract:
Water quality in the Shark River estuary was strongly influenced by seasonal patterns of rainfall, water level, and temperature. During the rainy season (summer and early fall) the salinity in the 20-mile long estuary ranged from that of fresh water to half that of sea water while concentrations of dissolved oxygen were low, 2-5 milligrams per liter (mg/l) presumably because, among other factors, microbial activity and respiration were accelerated by high temperature (30-33C). During the dry season (late fall through spring) the salinity ranged from 18 grams per liter (g/l) in the headwaters to 36 g/l at the Gulf during a dry year such as 1967 and from 1 to 25 g/l during a wet year such as 1969.
Title: Hydrobiological characteristics of Shark River Estuary, Everglades National Park.
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Name(s): McPherson,Benjamin F.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report.
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1970-12
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 106 pages
Language(s): English
Abstract: Water quality in the Shark River estuary was strongly influenced by seasonal patterns of rainfall, water level, and temperature. During the rainy season (summer and early fall) the salinity in the 20-mile long estuary ranged from that of fresh water to half that of sea water while concentrations of dissolved oxygen were low, 2-5 milligrams per liter (mg/l) presumably because, among other factors, microbial activity and respiration were accelerated by high temperature (30-33C). During the dry season (late fall through spring) the salinity ranged from 18 grams per liter (g/l) in the headwaters to 36 g/l at the Gulf during a dry year such as 1967 and from 1 to 25 g/l during a wet year such as 1969.
Identifier: FI06092001 (IID), 1031924 (digitool), fiu:18124 (fedora), AAC1550QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2006, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Estuaries -- Florida
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Shark River Slough (Fla.)
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