Surface Sediments and Their Relationship to Water Quality in Hillsborough Bay, a Highly Impacted Subdivision of Tampa Bay, Florida

J.O.R. Johansson, Bay Study Group, City of Tampa
A.P. Squires


This paper will summarize the composition of surface sediment and sediment oxygen demand rated in Hillsborough Bay. Also, a first attempt is made to relate the nutrients released from these sediments to the phytoplankton, the dominant primary producers of the bay.