Cape Cod Bay Ocean Sanctuary and Monitoring Program
Entry ID: gomc_364

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Summary
Abstract: Cape Cod Bay is ecologically rich with a complex and diverse array of
coastal and marine habitats. Beaches, wetlands and offshore water provide
important habitats for plant and animal communities that include commercially
valuable species of finfish and shellfish as well as endangered marine mammals
and birds. From our field station in Provincetown, we can easily voyage into
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Purpose: The Monitoring Program will provide monthly and annual reports on the
state of Cape Cod Bay.

Additional Information OR Comments: Contact Amy Costa for data.

Materials and Methods: The program measures temperature, salinity, D.O., water
clarity, nitrates, phosphates: water samples will be analyzed for nutrients,
bacterial levels, and pH.

Sample Site Locations: 8 offshore and 21 nearshore stations. Offshore sampling
will take place at previously established sites for the Right Whale Habitat
Program.

Number of Samples Collected: Bi-weekly sampling will begin in mid-April and
continue through October. Nearshore sampling will be conducted at each station,
2-3 hours before high tide and again 2-3 hours after high tide.

Season: mid-April through October
Related URL
Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.3   S: 41.78   E: -70.13   W: -70.8

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-05-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: biweekly
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
Platform
AIRCRAFT Ancillary Description
Quality QA protocols in place.
Access Constraints Contact Amy Costa for data.
Use Constraints Contact Amy Costa.
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.coastalstudies.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: AMY COSTA
Phone: 508 487 3623 x122
Email: acosta at cape.com
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 1036
City: Provincetown
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02657
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: by phone to Contact
Distribution Format: Data not available other than via Contact at present
Fees: no
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 508 487 3623 x122
Email: acosta at cape.com
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 1036
City: Provincetown
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02657
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-12
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