Abstract

The purpose of this research was to compare the changes in echinoderm fauna in a region under increasing eutrophication.

 

A preliminary survey of the fauna was conducted by Tommasi in 1964; such results here served as a baseline for comparison with the data obtained during a more thorough investigation made from 1974 to 1976 by a team from the Institute of Oceanography.

 

The animals were identified to species and their distributions correlated to environmental parameters like type of sediment, water temperature, salinity, depth and dissolved oxygen, as well as parameters indicative of pollution, mostly nutrients and turbidity.

 

The results for 1974 to 1976 period indicate a lower diversity as well as the disappearance of a number of species when compared to the 1964 period.

 

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
De Camargo, 1982, Aust. Mus. Mem. 16: 165–173
Author
Tania Maria De Camargo
Year
1982
Title
Papers from the Echinoderm Conference. 10. Changes in the echinoderm fauna in a polluted area on the coast of Brazil
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
16
Start Page
165
End Page
173
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.16.1982.364
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1982
Cover Date
31 December 1982
ISBN
ISBN 0-7305-5743-6
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ECHINODERMATA; ECOLOGY
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04 February 2009
Available Online
04 March 2009
Reference Number
364
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