Home > Explore Data & Reports > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) long-term monitoring: Regional Ecological Assessments and National Benthic Inventory (NCEI Accession 0202842)

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Balthis, L., J. Hyland, C. Cooksey, M. Fulton, E. Wirth, I. Hartwell, E. Johnson, K. Kimbrough, M. Harmon, J. Hameedi, B. Gottholm, G. Lauenstein, and E. Long. 2019. National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) long-term monitoring: Regional Ecological Assessments and National Benthic Inventory (NCEI Accession 0202842). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.25921/mx4t-r574

Data/Report Type:

NCEI Data Archive Accession

Description

The NCCOS Regional Ecological Assessments (REA) and NOAA National Benthic Inventory (NBI) include observations of water quality, sediment quality, fish and shellfish tissue chemical contaminants, and benthic infaunal abundance obtained from studies conducted since 1991 by NOAA and partnering institutions in estuarine and coastal-ocean areas of the United States. Measured parameters include: location and date of the sampling event, measures of water quality (e.g., temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients), sediment quality (e.g., grain size, total organic carbon, chemical contaminant concentrations, toxicity), fish and shellfish tissue chemical contaminants (e.g., concentrations of metals, PAHs, PCBs, PBDEs, organic pesticides), and infaunal assemblages (e.g., taxon, abundance).

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