A case study of polluted estuaries in South West England

A number of independent studies have been carried out on severely contaminated estuaries in South West England, and these give some interesting insights into the difficulties that can be faced by ecological monitoring. Restronguet Creek, one of the tributaries of the Fal, and the Hayle estuary Fig. 7.2 , receive Figure 7.2. Location of sites in the Fal and Hayle estuaries at which bacterial communities have been characterised using T-RFLP analysis, and location of these two estuaries within...