Program Info

Website
http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/about/coast/nsandt/bioeffects.aspx
Region(s)
NW, SW
Summary
Coastal contamination, sediment toxicity, benthic macroinvertebrate toxicity
Parameters
Chemical contaminants (>100). See source documents for details. Depth (m), dissolved oxygen (mg/L), specific conductance (uohms), salinity (ppt), temperature (deg. C)
Notes
Sources. Pers. Communication with Ian Hartwell, http://www.ccma.nos.noaa.gov/publications/TechMemo122.pdf . Internal funding ended 2005, now dependent upon grants. Current field work conducted with local partners and outside grant funds. All data records include LatLong in NAD 83. Methods documentation can be found here: http://www.coastalscience.noaa.gov/publications/detail.aspx?resource=kXUVxxA8LH64JetFFum2pA6CRM0NB9yNGhLpzqLyij4= Frequency specifics: One time, intensive sampling, not repeated measures sampling. Sites are not revisited. Documenting the spatial extent and severity of chemical contamination (over 100 chemical contaminants) and associated adverse biological effects by characterizing the incidence and degree of surficial sediment toxicity; determine the spatial patterns or gradients in chemcical contamination and toxicity, and determine the association among measures of sediment contamination, toxicity and benthic macroinvertebrate community structure. Assess the question of whether or not coastal contamination levels have a deleterious impact on resources important to the public.
Application
Provides environmental monitoring and assessment data on chemical, physical and biological indicators of coastal environments to determine the environmental health of coastal and estuarine areas.
Publications
NCCOS NS&T Data Portal
Start
1986
End
Current
Frequency
One-time
Method
stratified-random sampling, kynar-coated 0.1 m2 young modified van veen grab sampler (upper 2-3 cm of sediment), 413 cm2 young modified van veen grab grab sampler for benthic community analysis
Discontinuity
yes
Data Location
https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/ltmonitoring/nsandt/data2.aspx#
Data Format
ascii
NCCOS National Status & Trends data portal
Habitats
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science's Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment. (1994). National Status and Trends Bioeffects program. Updated 05/21/2020. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/119
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Ian Hartwell

Ecotoxicologist

Ian.Hartwell@noaa.gov

240-533-0344

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Water Quality 07/11/24 01:56 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 119.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Apalachicola Bay, Apalachicola NERR, Biscayne Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, Coral ECA, Florida Keys NMS, Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor, Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet, Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek, North Fork St. Lucie, Pinellas County, Rocky Bayou, Terra Ceia, Yellow River Marsh

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Water Quality

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data Data.zip 11/13/18 02:13 PM View Details
Logo noaa.png 07/15/21 12:53 PM View Details
Protocols Bioeffects Field Methods Final 2013.pdf 01/25/19 02:47 PM View Details