Benthic and tissue toxin data from stations in U.S. coastal waters from 19840101 to 19891231 (NODC Accession 9300199)

The accession contains Benthic and Tissue toxin data from stations in U.S. coastal waters (Coastal Waters of Western U.S. and North American Coastline-North) collected under the National Status and Trends (NS&T) program from 1984-1989. NS&T program for marine environmental quality was designed to define the geographic distribution of contaminant concentrations in tissues of marine organisms and sediments, and documenting biological responses to contamination.

Samples have been collected under the original Benthic Surveillance Project (sediment and tissue samples from benthic fish) since 1984. Samples have been collected under the Mussel Watch Project (sediment and bivalves) since 1986. Both programs involved collecting samples from fixed sites on both Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Sites were selected so as not to be in close proximity to a major contamination source, as the programs objective was to quantify contamination over general areas. Chemical data from sediments collected during the benthic surveillance project, 1984-1986, is contained in a single delimited ASCII file (bssed.txt). Additional contaminated sediment data from the mussel watch program, 1986-1989, is contained in a single delimited ASCII file (mwsed.txt). These data do not include tissue analysis for contaminants. Chemicals and related parameters measured in sediments include: DDT.

Since 1986, NOAA'S NS&T Program has included a component called the mussel watch project that has annually collected and chemically analyzed mussels and oysters from 177 sites at coastal and estuarine sites. Tissue samples from these mollusks have been analyzed to establish temporal trends of contaminant accumulation. Contaminants analyzed during this project include: polyaromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, chlorinated pesticides (such as ddt and its metabolites), aluminum, iron, manganese, silicon, other trace elements, and lipids. Tissue contaminant data from the mussel watch project, years 1986-1989, is contained in a single wordperfect 4.2 file, mollto90.txt. a second file, tbt_90.txt, lists the sum of concentrations of tributyl tin and its breakdown products (dibutyl tin and monobutyl tin) found in bivalve tissue samples. Tributylin (tbt) was previously used as an antifouling agent in paints, but its use on vessels under 75 feet was banned in 1988. A third file, mwsiteyr.txt, lists collection sites.
  • Cite as: Parker, Charles E; US DOC/NOAA > Marine Resources (2010). Benthic and tissue toxin data from stations in U.S. coastal waters from 19840101 to 19891231 (NODC Accession 9300199). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1984-01-01 to 1989-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 45
S: 25
E: -67
W: -123
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-18
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
Supplemental Information
The publication(s) listed below are related to the data collection and are available from the NOAA Central Library:

NOAA 1989 Progress Report: A Summary of Data on Tissue Contamination from the first Three Years (1986-1988) of the Mussel Watch Proj NOAA Technical Memorandum. Seattle, Wash. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, [1990] (1991 printing). (NOAA Library catalog link, last accessed on 12 January 2009 at <a href="http://www.lib.noaa.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5/?searchdata1=ocm22203641">The potential for biological effects of sediment-sorbed contaminants tested in the National Status and Trends Program</a>).

Second summary of data on chemical contaminants in sediments from the National Status and Trends Program. Rockville, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, [1991]. (NOAA Library catalog link, last accessed on 12 January 2009 at <a href="http://www.lib.noaa.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5/?searchdata1=ocm23999048">Second summary of data on chemical contaminants in sediments from the National Status and Trends Program</a>).

A Summary of data on tissue contaminantion [sic] from the first three years (1986-1988) of the Mussel Watch Project. Rockville, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, [1989] (NOAA Library catalog link, last accessed on June 3, 2009 at <a href="http://www.lib.noaa.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5/?searchdata1=ocm20414240">A Summary of data on tissue contaminantion [sic] from the first three years (1986-1988) of the Mussel Watch Project</a>).

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Contact info:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; MARINE RESOURCES
PI: Parker, Charles
Address:
address: NOT AVAILABLE
city: ROCKVILLE
state: MD
postal: NOT AVAILABLE
country: UNITED STATES
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Parker, Charles E; US DOC/NOAA > Marine Resources (2010). Benthic and tissue toxin data from stations in U.S. coastal waters from 19840101 to 19891231 (NODC Accession 9300199). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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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 > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • BUOYS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
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: Parker, Charles E; US DOC/NOAA > Marine Resources (2010). Benthic and tissue toxin data from stations in U.S. coastal waters from 19840101 to 19891231 (NODC Accession 9300199). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2010-12-18T17:11:21 - NCEI Accession 9300199 v1.1 was published.
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  • 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
  • bottle
  • laboratory analysis
  • sediment sampler - grab
Platform
  • FIXED STATIONS
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