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National Status and Trends Program/Mussel Watch and Benthic Surveillance Programs/Contaminants and Biological Response; NODC Archive Data
Entry ID: ACC-8900125

Abstract: The National Status and Trends Program (NS&T) was initiated by NOAA to assess the contamination of estuarine and coastal waters of the United States by analyzing bivalves, fish livers and sediments through the Mussel Watch and Benthic Surveillance Programs. The goal of this program is to assess the distribution of contaminants, the biological response to contamination, and the temporal changes in ... View entire text
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Description: Data Portal to NOAA's National Status and Trends Program
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 32.0   E: -115.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-01-01
Stop Date: 1989-12-31
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ACC#8900125 > REF#L00434 & L01130 > Level A Data

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-713-3277
Fax: 301-713-3302
Email: NODC.Services at
Contact Address:
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, 4th floor
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Phone: 301-713-3028 x 149
Email: ed.johnson at
Contact Address:
1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-05-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24