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RECORD NUMBER: 18 OF 57
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||EPA's Ocean Survey Vessel Bold, 2008 Annual Report. Monitoring and Assessing the Health of Our Oceans and Coastal Waters.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.|
|Additional Subjects||Oceanographic surveys ; Monitoring ; Sampling locations ; Vessels ; Assessments ; Coastal waters ; Geographic areas ; Missions ; Waste disposal ; Contaminants ; Sediments ; Aquatic organisms ; Eutrophication ; Hypoxia ; Monitoring vessel(The Bold) ; Environmental Protection Agency|
This is the third OSV Bold Annual Report. It highlights the vessel's 2008 scientific survey capabilities, accomplishments, and the unique role that this vessel plays in supporting EPA's monitoring and assessment programs. In 2008, the OSV Bold supported scientific surveys over a wide variety of geographic areas of the U.S., including the Taiya Inlet in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys, and the Pacific Coast. These missions included monitoring ocean dredged material disposal sites, monitoring contaminant levels in sediments and aquatic organisms, and assessing coastal eutrophication and hypoxia. During this period, the OSV Bold completed oceanographic surveys, involving 125 sampling locations, while spending 235 days at sea.