New Hampshire Gulf Watch Program
Entry ID: gomc_360

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Summary
Abstract: Study design: parameters -- heavy metals and toxic organic
contaminants in blue mussel, oyster, and clam tissue.

Type: Bay

Waterbody or Watershed Names: GREAT BAY ESTUARY; RYE HARBOR; HAMPTON-SEABROOK
HARBOR


Purpose: To monitor marine sentinel species' exposure to organic and inorganic
contaminants.

Additional Information OR Comments: Contact Phil Trowbridge for data @
603-749-1565.

Comments -- The Gulf of Maine Council Gulfwatch Program funds two sites per
year and USEPA via the NH Estuaries Program funds 2 sites/year.
Website -- http://www.gulfofmaine.org/gulfwatch

Sample Site Locations: Stations -- the three annual trend sites are located in
Clarks cove (portsmouth harbor), dover point, and hampton/seabrook harbor.
Oyster and clam tissue stations are located at Nannie Island and middle ground
in Hampton Harbor, respectively.

Number of Samples Collected: Sampling frequency -- three annual trend sites for
blue mussels and a rotating schedule for other sites.
Oyster and clam tissue samples are taken every three years.
One or two other stations for blue mussels are sampled each year.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
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Geographic Coverage
 N: 43.133 S: 42.877  E: -70.686  W: -70.843

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW HAMPSHIRE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE


Science Keywords
OCEANS >MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING    [Definition]
OCEANS >WATER QUALITY >OCEAN CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS >BIVALVES


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Project
GOMMP >Gulf of Maine Monitoring Programs    [Information]


Quality
Yes


Access Constraints
Contact Phil Trowbridge.


Use Constraints
None noted, contact Phil Trowbridge.


Keywords
blue mussels
oysters
clams


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


Data Center
Department of Environmental Services, New Hampshire    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://des.nh.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PHIL TROWBRIDGE
Phone: 603-271-8863
Email: ptrowbridge at des.state.nh.us
Contact Address:
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
29 Hazen Drive
City: Concord
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03302
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Fees: none


Personnel
PHIL TROWBRIDGE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 603-271-8863
Email: ptrowbridge at des.state.nh.us
Contact Address:
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
29 Hazen Drive
City: Concord
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03302
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-04-13

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