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Marine Sediment Monitoring Program I - Chemistry and Toxicity Testing. 1989-1995

 
Publication number Date Published
98-323August 1998
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Author(s) Llanso, R.
Description The Marine Sediment Monitoring Program (MSMP) was implemented in 1989 to characterize baseline sediment quality conditions and trends throughout Puget Sound. The MSMP has adopted the Triad approach to sediment monitoring. Components of the Triad are the measurement of sediment contaminants, the evaluation of biological conditions, and the assessment of potential for sediment toxicity. Individually, the components of the Triad do not provide for an adequate understanding of sediment quality. In combination, the biological significance of actual and potential contaminant levels can be assessed by analysis of benthic community structure and toxicity in laboratory bioassays.

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Keywords bioassay, biological, circulation, mortality, rural, sulfide, station, chemistry, toxicity, Hood Canal, metals, pesticides, contaminant, urban, basin, water, trend, chemical, monitoring, sediment, toxic, Puget Sound, marine sediment, mercury, laboratory, marine, dissolved oxygen
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Appendices: Marine Sediment Monitoring Program I - Chemistry and Toxicity Testing. 1989 - 95