Parks in this Network
Marine Contaminants Monitoring
Parks monitored: Glacier Bay, Klondike Gold Rush, Sitka
Protocol under development - contents subject to change.
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 Mussel Watch site at KLGO.
NPS NRTR Reports
SEAN's marine contaminants monitoring samples are analyzed, quality controlled, and reported by the national NOAA NCCOS Mussel Watch program. They offer documentation and data access at their website.
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