Gulfwatch Program
Entry ID: gomc_74

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Summary
Abstract: Gulfwatch is presently a program in which the blue mussel, Mytilus
edulis, is used as an indicator for habitat exposure to organic and inorganic
contaminants. Bivalves, such as M. edulis, have been successfully used as
indicator organisms in environmental monitoring programs throughout the world
to identify variation in chemical contaminants between sites, and contribute to
the understanding of trends in coastal contamination.

Sponsor: Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment
Related URL
Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.

Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.47   S: 41.75   E: -64.07   W: -71.05

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Several groups have used Gulfwatch as a model in developing their own
monitoring programs. According to Gulfwatch organisers, these include the
Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, US Fish & Wildlife Service, the US
National Estuaries Program, and the Casco Bay Estuary Project in Maine.
Access Constraints None known.
Use Constraints None known.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www2.gulfofmaine.org/esip/map

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEVE JONES
Phone: (603) 862-5124
Email: shj at christa.unh.edu
Contact Address:
University of New Hampshire
85 Adams Point Road
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: No
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (603) 862-5124
Email: shj at christa.unh.edu
Contact Address:
University of New Hampshire
85 Adams Point Road
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA
Publications/References
-Gulfwatch fact sheet: Monitoring contaminants in Gulf of Maine coastal waters
(PDF, 517 KB)
-Nine-year review of Gulfwatch in the Gulf of Maine: Trends in tissue
contaminant levels in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis L., 1993-2001 (PDF, 2.3
MB)
-Chase M.E., S.H. Jones, P. Hennigar, J. Sowles, G.C.H. Harding, K. Freeman,
P.G. Wells, C. Krahforst, K. Coombs, R. Crawford, J. Pederson, and D. Taylor.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-11-20
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