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Ecological condition of the estuaries of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11351419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Monitoring the estuaries of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastlines of the United States from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Brownsville, Texas, was performed annually from 1990 through 1997 to assess ecological conditions on a regional basis for four biogeographic provinces. These province estimates--Virginian, Carolinian, West Indian, and Louisianian Provinces--are combined to provide an assessment of 87% of the estuarine area of the United States and 96% of the area of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Combining information over the six years of monitoring showed 34 +/- 4% of the Atlantic and Gulf estuarine sediments displayed poorer than expected biological conditions, based on benthic and finfish community conditions, and 21 +/- 4% of the area was characterized by low water clarity, the presence of marine debris/noxious odors, or elevated fish tissue contaminants.
Authors:
J K Summers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental toxicology and chemistry / SETAC     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0730-7268     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Toxicol. Chem.     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-15     Completed Date:  2001-06-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308958     Medline TA:  Environ Toxicol Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-106     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Gulf Ecology Division, 1 Sabine Island Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561, USA. summers.kevin@epa.gov
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Data Collection
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Environmental Monitoring*
Marine Biology
Sampling Studies
Seawater
United States
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis
Water Pollution, Chemical / analysis*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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