Biological, chemical, and physical data collected in Delaware Bay from 2 Sep 1997 to 8 Oct 1997 (NODC Accession 0118720)

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This study was based on the sediment quality triad (SQT) approach. A stratified probabilistic sampling design was utilized to characterize the Delaware Bay system in terms of chemical contamination, sediment toxicity (Microtox, amphipod bioassay; sea urchin gamete bioassay; and P450 biomarker) and benthic infaunal community structure. The purpose was to define the extent and magnitude of toxicity and other biological effects associated with contaminants in the Delaware estuary system from the fall line to the mouth of the Bay. This file contains data measured in the Delaware Bay Estuary and adjacent waters during 1997. Samples were collected for water and sediment analyses.

Purpose: Specific objectives of the study were to: (1) Describe the levels and spatial distribution of contaminants in the Delaware Bay and adjacent waters; (2) Describe the incidence, severity and spatial extent of contamination, toxicity, and characteristics of the benthic infaunal community; (3) Describe the study results in relation to known or suspected sources of contamination; (4) Describe statistical relationships between levels of contaminants and adverse biological effects, and identify chemicals of concern in terms of regional environmental quality and adverse biological effects; (5) Compare environmental conditions within sub-areas of Delaware Bay and compare estimates of toxicity in Delaware Bay with those in other estuaries based on comparable data.The dataset objective is to report information about chemical residues in sediment, sediment toxicity, and benthic infauna characteristics of the system.
  • Cite as: Perez, Oren; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science > Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (2014). Biological, chemical, and physical data collected in Delaware Bay from 2 Sep 1997 to 8 Oct 1997 (NODC Accession 0118720). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1997-09-02 to 1997-10-08
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 40.147
S: 38.5167
E: -74.723
W: -75.6082
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-06-03
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose Specific objectives of the study were to: (1) Describe the levels and spatial distribution of contaminants in the Delaware Bay and adjacent waters; (2) Describe the incidence, severity and spatial extent of contamination, toxicity, and characteristics of the benthic infaunal community; (3) Describe the study results in relation to known or suspected sources of contamination; (4) Describe statistical relationships between levels of contaminants and adverse biological effects, and identify chemicals of concern in terms of regional environmental quality and adverse biological effects; (5) Compare environmental conditions within sub-areas of Delaware Bay and compare estimates of toxicity in Delaware Bay with those in other estuaries based on comparable data.The dataset objective is to report information about chemical residues in sediment, sediment toxicity, and benthic infauna characteristics of the system.
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > AMPHIPODS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SURFACE SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
  • Environmental Monitoring
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Microtox
  • NSandT
  • P450 human reporter gene system
  • PAH
  • PCB, organochlorines
  • Site
  • TBT
  • amphipod
  • analytes
  • benthic
  • bioassay
  • butyltins
  • chemical
  • contaminants
  • date
  • estuary
  • infauna
  • inorganic
  • latitude
  • location
  • longitude
  • organic
  • parameter
  • pesticides
  • polychlorinated biphenyls
  • polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
  • region
  • sea urchin fertilization
  • sediment
  • state
  • station
  • toxicity
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • GAS CHROMATOGRAPHS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Originator Place Keywords
  • Delaware Bay
  • United States
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • NS&T > National Status and Trends Program
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Perez, Oren; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science > Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (2014). Biological, chemical, and physical data collected in Delaware Bay from 2 Sep 1997 to 8 Oct 1997 (NODC Accession 0118720). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2014-06-03T16:47:09 - NCEI Accession 0118720 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • chromatograph
  • CTD
  • mass spectrometer
  • YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument
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