Mount Desert Island Water Quality Monitoring
Entry ID: gomc_131

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Summary
Abstract: MDIWQC monitors the water around Mount Desert Island for the Maine
Shore Stewards program. When we monitor for phytoplankton we are trying to
detect 4 toxic types of organisms: Alexandrium, Prorocentrum, Pseudonitzchia,
and Dinophysis. These species of phytoplankton are the kind that cause some of
our red tides and when they are filtered through shell fish and consumed by
humans, they cause paralytic, diuretic, or amnesic shell fish poisoning. Each
are serious conditions that people could die from if they could not get
immediate help after consumption.

Sponsor: Mount Desert Island Water Quality Coalition
Maine Shore Stewards Program, Maine State Planning Office
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.4   S: 44.23   E: -68.2   W: -68.35

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Public
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Mount Desert Island Water Quality Coalition Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mdiwqc.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JANE DISNEY
Phone: 207-288-2598
Email: jane at mdiwqc.org
Contact Address:
PO Box 911
City: Mount Desert
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 4660
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Format: Excel spreadsheet
Fees: no
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 207-288-2598
Email: jane at mdiwqc.org
Contact Address:
PO Box 911
City: Mount Desert
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 4660
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-05
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