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Whitall, D., and S. Holst. 2015. Pollution in Surface Sediments in Faga’alu Bay, Tutuila, American Samoa. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 201. Silver Spring, MD. 54 pp. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5/TM-NOS-NCCOS-201

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This document represents a portion of a larger study, which involves a comprehensive, integrated baseline assessment of Faga’alu Bay, Tutuila, American Samoa. This document focuses on the sediment contaminant portion of the larger effort. The report details: (1) contaminant (e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides, heavy metals) magnitudes and distributions in surface sediments (inside the Bay and in the watershed streams) and (2) a one time “snapshot” of surface water nutrient concentrations inside the Bay.

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