Mussel Watch ProjectEntry ID: gomc_79
Abstract: Mussel Watch is the longest continuous contaminant monitoring program in U.S. coastal waters. The project analyzes chemical and biological contaminant trends in sediment and bivalve tissue collected at over 280 coastal sites from 1986 to present.
The database includes: sediment and bivalve tissue chemistry for over 100 organic and inorganic contaminants; bivalve histology; and Clostridium perfringens data.
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Start Date: 1986-01-01
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC MATTER
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
OCEANS > WATER QUALITY > OCEAN CONTAMINANTS
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > BIVALVES > MUSSELS
Quality The longest continuous contaminant monitoring program in U.S. coastal waters.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-26