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An assessment of two decades of contaminant monitoring in the Nation’s Coastal Zone.
Executive Summary: Information found in this report covers the years 1986 through 2005. Mussel Watch began monitoring a suite of trace metals and organic contaminants such as DDT, PCBs and PAHs.Expand
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An assessment of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in sediments and bivalves of the U.S. coastal zone
NOAA’s Mussel Watch Program was designed to monitor the status and trends of chemical contamination of U.S. coastal waters, including the Great Lakes. The Program began in 1986 and is one of theExpand
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Recent status of total mercury and methyl mercury in the coastal waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico using oysters and sediments from NOAA's mussel watch program.
The current status of mercury concentrations in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) were assessed using the Mussel Watch Program (MWP) contaminant monitoring data, which is based on the analysis of oysterExpand
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Cadmium distribution in coastal sediments and mollusks of the US.
Cadmium (Cd) concentrations in the coastal United States were assessed using the National Status and Trends (NS&T) Mussel Watch dataset, which is based on the analysis of sediments and bivalvesExpand
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Relationships between Heavy Metal Concentrations in the American Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) and Metal Levels in the Water Column and Sediment in Apalachicola Bay, Florida
This study aims to assess baseline concentrations of heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb and Zn) in the oyster soft tissue as they relate to concentrations in the water column (particulate phase) andExpand
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A Model for Bioaccumulation of Metals in Crassostrea virginica from Apalachicola Bay, Florida
Kinetics of bioaccumulation of the trace metals (Cd and Zn) by C. virginica were investigated in this study. A computer program, Oyster Bioaccumulation Model (OBM), was developed to simulate theExpand
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A historical assessment of coastal contamination in Birch Harbor, Maine based on the analysis of mussels collected in the 1940s and the Mussel Watch Program.
Coastal contamination in the 1940s was assessed based on analysis of canned blue mussels presumably collected from Birch Harbor, Maine, USA. Analytical results on legacy organic contaminants wereExpand
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Characterization of land-based sources of pollution in Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico: status of heavy metal concentration in bed sediment
As part of an assessment of land-based sources of pollution in Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico, sediment samples were collected at 43 sites to characterize concentrations of a suite of pollutants, includingExpand
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Assessment of contaminant body burdens and histopathology of fish and shellfish species frequently used for subsistence food by Alaskan native communities
Subsistence food items can be a health concern in rural Alaska because community members often rely on fish and wildlife resources not routinely monitored for persistent bioaccumulative contaminantsExpand
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Characterization of organic chemical contaminants in sediments from Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico
Jobos Bay, located on the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico, contains a variety of habitats including mangroves, seagrass meadows, and coral reefs. The watershed surrounding the bay includes a numberExpand
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