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Environmental contaminants, species identifiers and characteristics, and other variables from the east and west US coasts for the National Status and Trends Program (NSTP) from 1984-01-01 to 1988-04-05 (NCEI Accession 8900125)

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This collection contains 1986-1989 Mussel Watch Data collected under National Status and Trends Program. The samples were collected along the east, west, gulf coast of the United States and two sites in Hawaii. Bivalve samples were analyzed for the presence of the following contaminants: polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's), total DDT's and total chlorinated pesticides, and for trace metal concentrations. There are data from three phases of study, which were analyzed by Battelle Ocean Sciences. Data ranges for the three phases are: Phase 1 contains data for 288 bivalves from 96 locations; 01/07/86-05/13/86. Phase 2 contains data for 297 bivalves collected at 99 locations; 11/11/86-03/28/87. Phase 3 contains data for 321 bivalves from 107 locations; 11/20/87-03/29/88. Bivalve data also includes species, shell length, and gonadal indices. Bivalve data associated with this study (Phases 1-3) is located on the 0-data/ directory under folder number L00434.dir.

Folder number L01130.dir contains the Benthic Surveillance Program Data for 1984 thru 1986. This program determines the toxic concentrations in sediments and bottom fish. Samples were collected in the same sites as described above. Sediments were analyzed for the presence of the following contaminants: polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's), total DDT's and total chlorinated pesticides, and for trace metal concentrations. The Benthic sediment/fish data were collected concurrently with bivalve samples. However, Benthic data were only available from Battelle Ocean Sciences for Phase 1 (259 sediments at 87 locations from 01/15/86 - 05/14/86) and Phase 2 (232 sediments at 72 locations from 11/11/86 - 03/28/87) at the time of this submission.
  • Cite as: Battelle Ocean Sciences Laboratory - New England (2002). Environmental contaminants, species identifiers and characteristics, and other variables from the east and west US coasts for the National Status and Trends Program (NSTP) from 1984-01-01 to 1988-04-05 (NCEI Accession 8900125). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8900125. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1984-01-01 to 1988-04-05
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72
S: 32
E: -115
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • International Mussel Watch Project: Initial Implementation Phase, Final Report
  • Standard analytical procedures of the NOAA National Analytical Facility, 1985-1986: extractable toxic organic compounds / by William D. MacLeod, Jr.... et al. Seattle, Wash.: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Center, Environmental Conservation Division, 1985
  • A Summary of selected data on chemical contaminants in tissues collected during 1984, 1985, and 1986; Rockville, Md.: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessment, 1987
  • A summary of selected data on chemical contaminants in sediments collected during 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987; Rockville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, 1988
  • A Summary of data on tissue contaminantion sic from the first three years (1986-1988) of the Mussel Watch Project / Prepared by the Ocean Assessments Division, Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessment, and other organizations; Rockville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, 1989
  • The potential for biological effects of sediment-sorbed contaminants tested in the National Status and Trends Program / Edward R. Long and Lee G. Morgan; Seattle, Wash.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, 1990 (1991 printing)
  • The potential for biological effects of sediment-sorbed contaminants tested in the National Status and Trends Program / Edward R. Long and Lee G. Morgan; Seattle, Wash.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, 1991
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2002-11-19
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The publication listed below is related to the data collection and is available from the NOAA Central Library:

A Summary of data on tissue contaminantion [sic] from the first three years (1986-1988) of the Mussel Watch Project. Rockville, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, [1989].

Additional paper documentation about these data is available for review at NODC.

Note: Metadata for this accession were extracted from a legacy database maintained by the U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). The design of the database did not exactly reflect the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM).

Principal Investigator (PI) and organization contact information accurately represents all available information from the legacy database at the time that this description was created.

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Contact info:
Agency: BATTELLE MARINE RESEARCH LABORATORY - NEW ENGLAND
PI: N/A
Address:
address: 397 WASHINGTON STREET
city: DUXBURY
state: MA
postal: 02332
country: UNITED STATES
Contact info:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE - ROCKVILLE
PI: 355
Address:
address: 6001 EXECUTIVE BLVD.
city: ROCKVILLE
state: MD
postal: NOT AVAILABLE
country: UNITED STATES
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Battelle Ocean Sciences Laboratory - New England (2002). Environmental contaminants, species identifiers and characteristics, and other variables from the east and west US coasts for the National Status and Trends Program (NSTP) from 1984-01-01 to 1988-04-05 (NCEI Accession 8900125). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8900125. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
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Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Battelle Ocean Sciences Laboratory - New England (2002). Environmental contaminants, species identifiers and characteristics, and other variables from the east and west US coasts for the National Status and Trends Program (NSTP) from 1984-01-01 to 1988-04-05 (NCEI Accession 8900125). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/8900125. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2002-11-19T19:40:22Z - NCEI Accession 8900125 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bottle
  • laboratory analysis
  • sediment sampler - grab
Platform
  • FIXED STATIONS
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