Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/CBT-10

Role of plankton in the partitioning and transport of hydrophobic organic contaminants--zooplankton feeding and excretion

Principal Investigator: 

George McManus

Start/End Year: 

1990 to 1993

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Michael R. Roman, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Description: 

This proposal seeks funds for participation in a multidisciplinary investigation of the transport of hydrophobic organic contaminants (HOCS) in Chesapeake Bay. This component of the project will focus on how zooplankton feeding and excretion alter the size distribution of suspended matter and thus affect the fact of particle-associated HOCS.