Monitoring pollutants in benthic invertebrates and their associated sediments in Puget Sound urban bays: A missing link in the salmon-rela.
Regional Priority Approach
CHIN4.2: Improve monitoring and assess impacts of point and nonpoint source pollutants on salmon
Washington State Department of Ecology
Margaret Dutch (email@example.com)
2020 - 2022
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Emphasize funding and implementation of science and monitoring actions to support salmon recovery Improve monitoring and assess impacts of point and nonpoint source pollutants on salmon
Sediments will be collected from three replicates at one station in each of three Puget Sound urban bays. Stations will be selected from PSEMP sediment monitoring locations where sediment contamination has been measured in the past. Benthos will be sieved from the bulk sediment samples, and both sediments and tissues will be analyzed to determine concentrations of metals, hydrocarbons, PAHs, PCBs, PBDEs, and phthalates. Data will be compared to existing contaminant data sets for sediments, macroinvertebrates, and epibenthic and pelagic fish from these urban bays to better understand the contribution of benthos to contaminant transfer through the food web.
Targeted Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measure
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- Enabling Conditions - Monitoring
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