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Main Title Ecological condition of coastal ocean and estuarine waters of the U.S. South Atlantic Bight, 2000-2004 /
Author Cooksey, Cynthia L.
CORP Author National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service,
Place Published Washington, DC Silver Spring, MD
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA/600/R-10/046; NOAA-TM-NOS-NCCOS-114
Stock Number PB2011-110775
OCLC Number 651698466
Subjects West Coast(United States); Water quality; Ecology; Continental shelves; California; Fishes; Tissues; Sampling; Quality assurance; Heavy metals; Cadmium; Mercury(Metal)
Subject Added Ent Water quality--South Atlantic Bight.; South Atlantic Bight--Environmental conditions.
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EKCD EPA/600/R-10/046 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 03/21/2013
NTIS PB2011-110775 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/09/2011
Collation xii, 88 p. : col. maps ; 28 cm.
Abstract In March-April 2004, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and State of Florida (FL) conducted a study to assess the status of ecological condition and stressor impacts throughout the South Atlantic Bight (SAB) portion of the U.S. continental shelf and to provide this information as a baseline for evaluating future changes due to natural or human-induced disturbances. The boundaries of the study region extended from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to West Palm Beach, Florida and from navigable depths along the shoreline seaward to the shelf break (approx. 100m). The study incorporated standard methods and indicators applied in previous national coastal monitoring programs Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) and National Coastal Assessment (NCA) including multiple measures of water quality, sediment quality, and biological condition. Synoptic sampling of the various indicators provided an integrative weight-of-evidence approach to assessing condition at each station and a basis for examining potential associations between presence of stressors and biological responses. A probabilistic sampling design, which included 50 stations distributed randomly throughout the region, was used to provide a basis for estimating the spatial extent of condition relative to the various measured indicators and corresponding assessment endpoints (where available). Conditions of these offshore waters are compared to those of southeastern estuaries, based on data from similar EMAP/NCA surveys conducted in 2000-2004 by EPA, NOAA, and partnering southeastern states (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia) (NCA database for estuaries, EPA Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze FL). Data from a total of 747 estuarine stations are included in this database. As for the offshore sites, the estuarine samples were collected using standard methods and indicators applied in previous coastal EMAP/NCA surveys including the probabilistic sampling design and multiple indicators of water quality, sediment quality, and biological condition (benthos and fish).
Notes "May 2010." "EPA/600/R-10/046." Includes bibliographical references (p. 74-80).
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
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Author Added Ent
Harvey, James T.;
Harwell, Linda.;
Hyland, Jeffrey L.;
Summers, J. Kevin.
Title Ser Add Ent NOAA technical memorandum NOS NCCOS ; 114.
PUB Date Free Form May 2010
Series Title Untraced NOAA technical memorandum NOS NCCOS ; 114
Category Codes 47D; 47; 57H; 68D
NTIS Prices PC A07
BIB Level m
LCCN 2010497783
Control Number 119204650
OCLC Time Stamp 20100824131542
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01378nam 2200313Ia 45020