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Effects of sewage effluent on 'reference' infaunal assemblages.

This experiment tested the effects of secondary treated sewage effluent on infauna assemblages that were collected 2km from a sewage outfall ('reference' assemblage). Twelve intact sediment cores were collected from this site on the Western Treatment Plant foreshore (Port Phillip Bay, Victoria) and brought back to the laboratory. Four cores were assigned to each of three treatments, which were low dose (3.5mls effluent per minute), high dose (7mls effluent per minute) or no dose of effluent. The experiment ran for 14 days in October 1997.

Throughout the experimental period, dissolved oxygen levels were measured and animals that migrated from the sediment were collected, counted and identified. At the end of the experiment, sediment chlorophyll levels were measured and infauna remaining in the sediment were counted and identified.

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Field Value
Title Effects of sewage effluent on 'reference' infaunal assemblages.
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency notPlanned
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/35c45748-59e7-4b56-bfbf-4e937ab39e93
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP), Victorian Government
Liz.Morris@dpi.vic.gov.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[144.3, -38.3], [145.2, -38.3], [145.2, -37.8], [144.3, -37.8], [144.3, -38.3]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP), Victorian Government
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