Science Inventory

GULF OF MEXICO AQUATIC MORTALITY NETWORK (GMNET)

Citation:

Fisher, W S. GULF OF MEXICO AQUATIC MORTALITY NETWORK (GMNET).

Description:

Five U.S. states share the northern coast of the Gulf, and each has a program to monitor mortalities of aquatic organisms (fish, shellfish, birds). However, each state has different standards, procedures, and documentation of mortality events. The Gulf of Mexico Aquatic Mortality Network (GMNET) is a fereral-state collaboration initiated by ORD's National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory, that aims to standardize data collection and documentation to provide an integrated, regional database for aquatic mortality and disease. Over time, the database will provide needed information to determine whether environmental conditions for our valued resources are improving or declining. A public site on the worldwide web, linked to the Gulf of Mexico Program's homepage (http://pelican.gmpo.gov), informs interested citizens about the purpose of GMNET and provides contacts for reporting events

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 05/20/2000
Record Last Revised: 12/22/2005
Record ID: 60039

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION

ECOLOGICAL DIAGNOSTICS BRANCH