||Ecological condition of coastal ocean waters along the U.S. western continental shelf, 2003 /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.; National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
||EPA 620/R-08/001; NOAA-TM-NOS-NCCOS-79
Marine ecology--Pacific Coast (U.S.) ;
Pacific Ocean--Environmental conditions. ;
Continental shelf--Pacific Coast (U.S.) ;
United States--Pacific Coast.
West coast(United States) ;
Water quality ;
Continental shelves ;
Quality assurance ;
Statistical data ;
Heavy metals ;
Olympic Coast NMS (OCNMS) ;
Cordell Bank NMS ;
Gulf of Farallones NMS ;
Monterey Bay NMS ;
Channel Islands NMS
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||xxiv, 137 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm.
The western National Coastal Assessment (NCA-West) program of EPA, in conjunction with the NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS), conducted an assessment of the status of ecological condition of soft sediment habitats and overlying waters along the western U.S. continental shelf, between the target depths of 30 and 120 m, during June 2003. NCA-West and NOAA/NOS partnered with the West Coast states (Washington (WA), Oregon (OR), and California (CA)), and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) Bight 03 program to conduct the survey. A total of 257 stations were sampled from Cape Flattery, WA to the Mexican border using standard methods and indicators applied in previous coastal NCA projects. A key study feature was the incorporation of a stratified-random sampling design with stations stratified by state and National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) status. Each of the three states was represented by at least 50 random stations. There also were a total of 84 random stations located within NOAAs five NMSs along the West Coast including the Olympic Coast NMS (OCNMS), Cordell Bank NMS (CBNMS), Gulf of Farallones NMS (GFNMS), Monterey Bay NMS (MBNMS), and Channel Islands NMS (CINMS). Collection of flatfish via hook-and-line for fish-tissue contaminant analysis was successful at 50 EMAP/NCA-West stations. Through a collaboration developed with the FRAM Division of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, fish from an additional 63 stations in the same region and depth range were also analyzed for fish-tissue contaminants.
"Funded wholly or in part by EPA under cooperative agreements with the State of Washington Department of Ecology (CR 827869), Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (CR 87840), and SCCWRP (CR 827870) and an inter-agency agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service (DW 13938780). Additionally, cooperative efforts with the NOAA National Ocean Service were conducted under a general collaborative agreement (NOS #MOA-2005-003/6764, EPA #PW139221956-01-0)"--Page iii. Shipping list no.: 2009-0275-P. "September 2008." Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-117). "EPA 620/R-08/001."
NOAA national marine sanctuaries -- Southern California bight 2003 regional monitoring program -- FRAM groundfish survey -- Water column sampling -- Biological and sediment sampling -- Fish tissue -- Quality assurance -- Statistical data analysis -- Sampling, data integration and data quality issues -- Sampling locations -- Water column characteristics -- Salinity -- Water temperature -- Water column stratification -- Dissolved oxygen -- Total suspended solids -- Transmissivity -- Nutrients -- Chlorophyll a -- Sediment quality -- Fish tissue contaminants -- Status of benthic communities.