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Marine Contaminants Monitoring

Parks monitored: Glacier Bay, Klondike Gold Rush, Sitka

Protocol under development - contents subject to change.

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Overview

Marine Contaminants

SEAN's long-term Marine contaminants monitoring program is still under development. It is intended to fulfill these objectives:

  • Determine the changes in the spatial (three-dimensional) and temporal oceanographic trends in water temperature, salinity, turbidity, pH, dissolved oxygen, light penetration, primary productivity, and contaminant levels of the Glacier Bay water column through continuation of quarterly sampling.
  • Document and track marine contaminant levels through long-term sampling of blue mussels in GLBA and SITK and in conformance with methods in-place at the MusselWatch site at KLGO.

NPS NRTR Reports

MC assessment 2007-2011 Tallmon, D. A. 2012. Contaminants assessment of intertidal resources in southeast Alaska national parks—2007 to 2011. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/SEAN/NRTR—2012/630. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. » IRMA

MC assessment Tallmon, D.A. 2011. Contaminants assessment of intertidal resources in southeast Alaska national parks. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/SEAN/NRTR—2011/498. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. » IRMA

MusselWatch

MC brief

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SEAN's marine contaminants monitoring samples are analyzed, quality controlled, and reported by the national NOAA NCCOS MusselWatch program. They offer documentation and data access at their website.


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