Collaborative Mercury Research Network (COMERN)
Entry ID: gomc_350

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Summary
Abstract: The overarching objective of the NB Coastal Case Study is to identify
the fate of mercury in coastal ecosystems of the Bay of Fundy, and the
susceptibility of this coastal region to local and long-range sources of
atmospheric mercury contamination. Specific objectives refer to:

1. Identification of the principal inputs of mercury in coastal regions

2. Characterization of the cycling of mercury in coastal subcatchments

3. Determination of the susceptibility of benthic organisms, fish and seabirds
to mercury deposition and local sources of contamination.

4. Integration of results to develop whole-ecosystem model of mercury dynamics
in coastal regions to forecast mercury levels in predatory fish and seabirds
from inputs of mercury to the system.

5. Installation of a local resource link to the COMERN study of mercury food
web effects on human health.

6. Synthesize results to analyze the management and policy implications for
regulations of transboundary mercury contamination on the Maine-New Brunswick
border and managing ecosystem impacts of mercury in the Bay of Fundy.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 47.67 S: 42.85  E: -66.74  W: -71.31

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BAY OF FUNDY


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE ELEMENTS/TRACE METALS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >HEAVY METALS CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TRACE METALS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >ESTUARIES    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >WATER QUALITY >OCEAN CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >WATER QUALITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >ESTUARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >TOXICITY LEVELS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
OCEANS


Project
GOMMP >Gulf of Maine Monitoring Programs    [Information]


Access Constraints
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Use Constraints
Contact COMERN.


Keywords
benthic macroinvertebrate
aquaculture
methylmercury
salmon
porpoise
seal
loon
mercury


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


Data Center
Collaborative Mercury Research Network, Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.unites.uqam.ca/comern/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PAUL ARP
Phone: 506-453-4931
Email: arp2 at unb.ca
Contact Address:
University of New Brunswick
Department of Biology
28 Dineen Drive, 101
City: Fredericton
Province or State: NB
Postal Code: E3B 6E1
Country: Canada



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online Internet (HTTP)


Personnel
PAUL ARP
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 506-453-4931
Email: arp2 at unb.ca
Contact Address:
University of New Brunswick
Department of Biology
28 Dineen Drive, 101
City: Fredericton
Province or State: NB
Postal Code: E3B 6E1
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-27

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