Seals as Sentinels

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Title: Seals as Sentinels
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Abstract:
Harbor seals in the Gulf of Maine show high tissue levels of PCBs, dioxins, mercury and other industrial pollutants. MERI Founder and Executive Director Dr. Shaw will share these findings and others from the organization's ongoing Seals as Sentinels study, and explain the implications for human health and the ocean environment. The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) is a 501(C)3 nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to scientific research and education on the impacts of pollution on marine life and human health. Through multidisciplinary research, research dissemination, education, and public outreach, the organization strives to protect the health and biodiversity of the marine environment for future generations Sponsor: Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI)
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20010101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.31
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.74
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.67
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.85
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION
Theme_Keyword: GOMMP > GULF OF MAINE MONITORING PROGRAMS
Theme_Keyword: (seal Blubber) Contaminants
Theme_Keyword: Pbdes-brominated Flame Retardants
Theme_Keyword: Organochloride Pesticides
Theme_Keyword: Pcbs
Theme_Keyword: Pcdd/fs
Theme_Keyword: (seal Liver) Mercury
Theme_Keyword: (seal Hair) Metals
Theme_Keyword: Pb
Theme_Keyword: (seal Plasma) Teq Dioxin Assay
Theme_Keyword: Thyroid Hormones
Theme_Keyword: Retinol (vitamin A)
Theme_Keyword: Sex Hormones
Theme_Keyword: Cortisol
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: MERI > Marine Environmental Research Institute
Contact_Person: SUSAN SHAW
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 55 Main Street
Address: P.O. Box 1652
City: Blue Hill
State_or_Province: Maine
Postal_Code: 04614
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (207) 374-2135
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207-374-2931
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sshaw@meriresearch.org
Resource_Description: gomc_151
Distribution_Liability:
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.meriresearch.org/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: No
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060809
Metadata_Review_Date: 20061222
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SUSAN SHAW
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 55 Main Street
Address: P.O. Box 1652
City: Blue Hill
State_or_Province: Maine
Postal_Code: 04614
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (207) 374-2135
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207-374-2931
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sshaw@meriresearch.org
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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