Sediment Quality Assessment of the Southern Strait of Georgia, 2006: Spatial/Temporal Sediment Monitoring Element of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program
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Note: Appendices B through I
|Author(s)||Partridge, V., E. Long, S. Weakland, K. Welch, and M. Dutch|
|Description||In 2006 Ecology surveyed sediment quality in the embayments along the southern Strait of Georgia. The study characterized region-wide sediment quality and determined whether sediment quality had changed since a similar survey in 1997. Measurements of sediment chemistry, toxicity, and invertebrate community structure at 40 randomly selected stations indicated that:
*Overall, chemical contamination declined.
*Sediment toxicity results were mixed, with little net change.
*Benthic invertebrate community health worsened significantly.
*High sediment quality decreased region-wide, and intermediate sediment quality increased.
Appendices B through I are available in the data supplement file linked above.
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|Keywords||trend, assessment, monitoring, sediment, standards, toxic, Puget Sound, benthic|
|WEB PAGE||Marine Sediment Monitoring|
|WATERSHED||Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 01,WRIA 03,WRIA PS)
|DATA||Environmental Information Management (EIM) #PSAMP_SP
Quality Assurance Project Plan: The Puget Sound Assessment and Monitoring Program Sediment Monitoring Component.
Marine Sediment Monitoring: Sediment Quality Changes in the Strait of Georgia 1997-2006
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