Blue Hill Bay Monitoring Program
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Summary
Abstract: In the summer of 1999, the Marine Environmental Research Institute
(MERI) initiated coastal monitoring activities in Blue Hill Bay in
collaboration with the University of Maine, the Department of Marine
Resources, and the Maine State Planning Office.

Phytoplankton Study: MERI is conducting a study of phytoplankton species in
Blue Hill Bay. Working with the Maine Department of Marine Resources ... View entire text

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to characterize existing stresses on
the Bay, and to increase public understanding of the potential impacts of
development and other human activities on the health of our coastal ecosystem.
These programs offer participants opportunities for hands-on data collection
experience; in addition, the data collected are incorporated in our educational
programs.

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Description: Part of Maine Phytoplankton Monitoring Program
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.23   S: 44.22   E: -68.53   W: -68.55

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: weekly
Temporal Resolution Range: Weekly - < Monthly
Instrument
PLANKTON NETS Ancillary Description
Quality The staff is trained by the DMR in proper sampling techniques and quality
assurance.
Access Constraints Data sheets provided by the Department of Marine Resources are completed, and
the data is shared with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension's
Phytoplankton Monitoring Program in Waldoboro, Maine.
Use Constraints None noted
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
Marine Environmental Research Institute Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.meriresearch.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SIMONE CROMWELL
Phone: 207-374-2135
Email: scromwell at merriresearch.org
Contact Address:
55 Main Street
PO Box 1652
City: Blue Hill
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04614
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: E-mail
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 207-374-2135
Email: scromwell at merriresearch.org
Contact Address:
55 Main Street
PO Box 1652
City: Blue Hill
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04614
Country: USA
Publications/References
A Guide to Common Marine Organisms Along the Coast of Maine, Maine/New
Hampshire Sea Grant, 5715 Coburn Hall #21, University of Maine, Orono, ME
04469-5715 or University of Maine Knox/Lincoln County Extension, Waldoboro, ME 04572
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-11-28
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