||Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission, Salem.; Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Oregon Sea Grant.; Minerals Management Service, Washington, DC.; Florida State Dept. of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee.; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Charleston, SC. Coastal Services Center.
Research progress reports were presented by the University of California, Santa Cruz, Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc., Texas A&M University, University of South Florida, and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. All of the laboratories are now fully involved in the testing program. Considerable time was spent on the review and evaluation of a draft Long-Range Plan for the CROSERF researchers. The participants developed a revised toxicity testing matrix, which will be the basis for the plan, and which will be used by all of the laboratories to structure their research. The need for an expanded information dissemination effort was discussed, and will be included in the Long-Range Plan. The participants feel that, as results are now becoming available from the various testing programs, it is critical for the program to get this information to decision-makers. The participants agreed that the inland silverside minnow, Menidia beryllina, will serve as a standard test species for all laboratories. A prototype CROSERF web page on the Internet has been developed by Texas A&M University, and was demonstrated at the meeting. Final protocols were reviewed and approved for round-robin toxicity testing of a dispersantonly solution and final guidelines for statistical analysis of toxicity data were approved. The development of a loose-leaf reference notebook which will contain all approved CROSERF protocols and appropriate reference material was approved.