Sediment toxicity data from stations in U.S. coastal waters from 19910318 to 19930303 (NCEI Accession 9400004)

The accession contains Sediment Toxicity data collected from Gulf of Mexico, Hudson Bay, New York Bight, North American Coastline-North, and Pamlico Sound as part of National Status and Trends (NS&T) program. The data was collected from multiple ships between March 18, 1991 and March 3, 1993 by National Ocean Service, Rockville, MD. Originator's Macintosh Excel data submitted by Dr. Edward R. Long were converted to Lotus 1-2-3 Format at NODC.

NOAA initiated an area-wide survey of sediment toxicity in 1991 to provide internally-consistent data on the spatial extent and severity of the toxicity. The intent of this survey was to sample all of the major regions within the study area (Hudson-Raritan Estuary, 40 N and 73 - 74 W), collect surficial fine-grained sediments, and determine the degree of toxicity of the sediments to laboratory organisms. Three toxicity tests were performed: a 10-day, solid phase survival test with the amphipod ampelisca abdita, a 48-hour, elutriate/ liquid phase test of development/survival with the larvae of the clam mulinia lateralis, and a 15-minute organic extract test of bioluminescence with the bacterium photobacterium phosphoreum (microtox test). Data obtained from the study "magnitude and extent of sediment toxicity in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary" was submitted in spreadsheet format in Macintosh Excel. The documentation includes details of the stations, methodology, and summary of results. Additional information may be obtained by contacting: the National Status and Trends (NS&T) Program which has monitored the concentrations of selected toxicants in sediments, oysters, and bottom-dwelling fish in Tampa Bay since 1986.

The observation of high concentrations of some chemicals has prompted the NS&T Program to initiate an intensive survey of the biological effects of toxicants in the estuary. NOAA's assessment of the biological effects associated with toxicants in Tampa Bay was initiated with a research plan that invloved analyses of three media: sediments, bivalve mollusks, and demersal fish. The sediment toxicity tests were intended to provide information based on laboratory tests in which "natural" factors would be controlled in assessing the significance of the toxicants, and to provide bioeffects information on a small spatial scale. Sediment samples for this study were collected in: Hills- borough Bay, all of Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, cockroach Bay, Terra Ceia Bay, Manatee River, Anna Maria Sound, St. Petersburg Harbor, Gulfport/Bear Creek, and Charlotte Harbor (i.e., between 27 N and 83 W).

NOAA initiated an area-wide survey of sediment toxicity in 1991 to provide internally-consistent data on the spatial extent and severity of the toxicity. The intent of this survey was to sample all of the major regions within the study area (Newark Bay, and Arthur Kill and Passaic and Hackensack Rivers, 40 N and 75 W), collect surficial fine-grained sediments, and determine the degree of toxicity of the sediments to laboratory organisms these data are the results of the amphipod bioassay (with the amphipod ampelisca abdita), expressed in terms of percent survival. The documentation includes details of the stations, methodology, and summary of results. Additional information may be obtained by contacting: NOAA/ORCA/ Bioeffects Assessment Branch 7600 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115.
  • Cite as: Long, E. R.; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Rockville, MD (2017). Sediment toxicity data from stations in U.S. coastal waters from 19910318 to 19930303 (NCEI Accession 9400004). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1991-03-18 to 1993-03-03
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 41
S: 27
E: -73
W: -83
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-08-27
Data Presentation Form Hardcopy document - document archived in analog format
Dataset Progress Status Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The data were submitted to NODC in MacIntosh Excel spreadsheet files.

Note: Metadata for this accession were extracted from a legacy database
maintained by the U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). The
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Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM).

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Contact info:
Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE - ROCKVILLE
PI: Long, Dr. Edward
Address:
address: 6001 EXECUTIVE BLVD.
city: ROCKVILLE
state: MD
postal: NOT AVAILABLE
country: UNITED STATES
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Long, E. R.; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Rockville, MD (2017). Sediment toxicity data from stations in U.S. coastal waters from 19910318 to 19930303 (NCEI Accession 9400004). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS > National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
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: Long, E. R.; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Rockville, MD (2017). Sediment toxicity data from stations in U.S. coastal waters from 19910318 to 19930303 (NCEI Accession 9400004). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bottle
  • laboratory analysis
  • sediment sampler - grab
Platform
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS
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