New Hampshire Gulf Watch ProgramEntry ID: gomc_360
Abstract: Study design: parameters -- heavy metals and toxic organic
contaminants in blue mussel, oyster, and clam tissue.
Waterbody or Watershed Names: GREAT BAY ESTUARY; RYE HARBOR; HAMPTON-SEABROOK
Purpose: To monitor marine sentinel species' exposure to organic and inorganic
Additional Information OR Comments: Contact Phil Trowbridge for data @
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.
Start Date: 1991-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Contact Phil Trowbridge.
Use Constraints None noted, contact Phil Trowbridge.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ptrowbridge at des.state.nh.us
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services 29 Hazen Drive
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03302
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-04-13