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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.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Harvey, James T.
Harwell, Linda.
Hyland, Jeffrey L.
Summers, J. Kevin.
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. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service,
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA/600/R-10/046; NOAA-TM-NOS-NCCOS-114
Stock Number PB2011-110775
OCLC Number 651698466
Subjects South Atlantic Bight--Environmental conditions. ; Water quality--South Atlantic Bight. ; Coastal ecology--South Atlantic Bight. ; Estuarine oceanography--South Atlantic Bight. ; Marine sediments--Quality--South Atlantic Bight. ; Benthos--South Atlantic Bight. ; Atlantic Ocean--South Atlantic Bight.
Additional Subjects West Coast(United States) ; Water quality ; Ecology ; Continental shelves ; California ; Fishes ; Tissues ; Sampling ; Quality assurance ; Heavy metals ; Cadmium ; Mercury(Metal)
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ftp://ftp.library.noaa.gov/noaa_documents.lib/NOS/NCCOS/TM_NOS_NCCOS/nos_nccos_114.pdf
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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 pages : color illustrations, color 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." Format not distributed to depository libraries. "EPA/600/R-10/046." Includes bibliographical references (p. 74-80).
Contents Notes
"This document provides an assessment of ecological condition in coastal ocean and estuarine waters of the U.S. South Atlantic Bight from Cape Henry, Virginia, through the southern end of the Indian River Lagoon along the east coast of Florida. Data are from sampling conducted in open shelf waters during March-April 2004 and in estuaries each year from 2000 to 2004. The project was a large collaborative effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Southeast U.S. Coastal States (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia). It also represents one of a series of assessments conducted under EPA's National Coastal Assessment (NCA) program. The NCA is the coastal component of the nationwide Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). The NCA program is administered through the EPA and implemented through partnerships with a variety of federal and state agencies, universities, and the private sector. The 2004 South Atlantic Bight (SAB) coastal ocean shelf assessment involved the participation and collaboration of NOAA, EPA, and the State of Florida/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC)"--Preface.