Effects of a nuclear power plant thermal discharge on habitat complexity and fish community structure in Ilha Grande Bay, Brazil.

@article{Teixeira2009EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a nuclear power plant thermal discharge on habitat complexity and fish community structure in Ilha Grande Bay, Brazil.},
  author={Tatiana Pires Teixeira and Leonardo Mitrano Neves and Francisco Gerson Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  year={2009},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={188-95}
}
Fish communities and habitat structures were evaluated by underwater visual censuses a rocky location impacted by thermal discharge (I) and at two control locations, one in a Sargassum bed (C1) and the other in a rocky shore with higher structural complexity (C2). Habitat indicators and fish communities exhibited significant differences between the impacted and control locations, with the impacted one showing a significant decrease in fish species richness and diversity, as well as a decrease… CONTINUE READING