Apollo Street Access Point, B'klyn

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"dissolved oxygen" "bacteria counts" "water sampling"

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Water collected by "swing sampler" from embankment at foot of Apollo Street - Oxygen and salinity probes lowered to appropriate depth using cable markers
APOLLO STREET SAMPLING DATA - AUGUST WATER SAMPLES

ABBREVIATIONS:
Enter: Enterococcus bacteria - bacteria of the gut that indicate untreated sewage 
CFU: Colony Forming Unit - one cell or a small number of bacterial cells - CFU's are determined for a 100 milliliter sample volume -CFU readings above 100 are unacceptable for recreational exposure
M: Meter
Temp: Temperature in degrees Celcius0/00: Parts per thousand - Ocean water salinity is approx. 35 ppt 
       
 Apollo Street Site, Brooklyn                                                                                       Time  Depth  O2   Temp   Salt     Enter                                                                                                                   0/00    CFU
8/30/09 Sunny 13:02 0M 58.6 25.4 21.0 60
               
    13:05 1M 49.8 25.0 21.4 31
APOLLO STREET: calm, no effluent from pipe apprx. 30 yds west - floating booms close along shore - samples and readings were taken from outside booms. Large blue crab (inside boom) and small school (5-8) of fish 10-15cm long just outside. Boat wake waves caused hydrogen sulfide odor and an oil slick that appeared to extend from region of yellow booms to west

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