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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project Sites, 1984-1992, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39261.

Item Identification

Title: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project Sites, 1984-1992, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Short Name: bssites
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 1992
Abstract:

This data set reports information regarding the nominal sampling locations for the National Status and Trends Benthic Surveillance Project sites. One record is presented per site. Each record reports the five letter site acronym, site sequence number, general and specific location information, state abbreviation, state name, degree-minute-second coordinates, decimal degree coordinates, and species information, among other things. The actual site coordinate information is recorded at the time of sampling, if samples were taken at a location other than the nominal site center. The five letter acronym is based on both the general location information and more specific location information (e.g. SFSM is San Francisco-San Mateo Bridge). The file also contains sequence numbers that facilitate geographic manipulation of the data. Sites are numbered sequentially from the northern most site on the U.S. East coast (i.e. Penobscot Bay-Pickering Island) and continue counter-clockwise around the country.

Purpose:

In response to concerns over environmental quality of the Nation's coastal and estuarine ecosystems, NOAA created the National Status and Trends (NSandT) Program in 1984. From 1984 through 1993, the Benthic SurveillanceProject monitored chemical concentrations in the livers (and for metabolites of PAH's in the bile) of bottom-dwelling fish and in sediments at the sites of fish capture. The Benthic Surveillance Project also measured the biological effects of contaminant exposure, primarily as prevalence's of toxicopathic liver diseases.

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None coastal
None Coastal Monitoring
None contaminant levels
None estuarine
None latitude
None longitude
None NCCOS Research Data Type > Field Observation
None NCCOS Research Priority > Long-term Monitoring
None NCCOS Research Priority > Stressors, Impacts, Mitigation, and Restoration (SIMR)
None NCCOS Research Topic > Bioeffects/Toxicity
None NCCOS Research Topic > Chemical Contaminants
None NCCOS Research Topic > Monitoring
None NSandT
None oceans
None site
None site acronym
None site location
None species

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Apalachicola Bay, Cape George
None Apalachicola Bay, St. George Island
None Arroyo Colorado, Arroyo City
None Baltimore Harbor, Brewerton Channel
None Baltimore Harbor, Fort McHenry Channel
None Barataria Bay, Barataria Pass
None Beaufort Sea, Oliktok Point
None Beaufort Sea, Prudhoe Bay
None Bering Sea, Dutch Harbor
None Bering Sea, Kuskokwim River
None Bering Sea, Kvichak Bay
None Bering Sea, Port Moller
None Bering Sea, Yukon River
None Biscayne Bay, Chicken Key
None Biscayne Bay, North Bay
None Boca de Quadra, Bacrian Point
None Bodega Bay, North
None Boston Harbor, Deer Island
None Boston Harbor, Hull Bay
None Boston Harbor, Mystic River
None Boston Harbor, President Roads
None Boston Harbor, Quincy Bay
None Buzzards Bay, West Island
None Calcasieu River, Bayou d Inde
None Calcasieu River, Prien Lake
None Calcasieu River, West Cove
None Cape Elizabeth, Richmond Island
None Cape Fear River, Horseshoe Shaol
None Casco Bay, Cousins Island
None Casco Bay, Great Chebeague Island
None Charleston Harbor, Coastal
None Charleston Harbor, South Channel
None Charlotte Harbor, Cape Haze
None Chesapeake Bay, Chester River
None Chesapeake Bay, Elizabeth River
None Chesapeake Bay, Gibson Island
None Chesapeake Bay, James River
None Chesapeake Bay, Kent Island
None Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent River
None Chesapeake Bay, Smith Island
None Chesapeake Bay, York River
None Choctawhatchee Bay, Choctawhatchee Bay
None Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Harbor
None Chukchi Sea, Red Dog Mine
None Columbia River, Desdemona Sands
None Columbia River, Youngs Bay
None Coos Bay, North Bend
None Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi Channel
None Corpus Christi Bay, Long Reef
None Dana Point Harbor, Outside
None Dana Point, Inside Harbor
None Delaware Bay, Brandywine Shoal
None Delaware Bay, Cherry Island Range
None Delaware Bay, The Shears
None Estero Bay, Estero Bay
None Farallon Islands, Farallon Islands
None Frenchmans Bay, Long Porcupine Island
None Galvestion Bay, Cedar Bayou
None Galveston Bay, Boggy Bayou
None Galveston Bay, Clear Lake
None Galveston Bay, Eagle Point
None Galveston Bay, East Bay
None Galveston Bay, Goat Islands
None Galveston Bay, Greens Bayou
None Galveston Bay, Morgans Point
None Galveston Bay, Texas City
None Galveston Bay, Trinity Bay
None Great Bay, Intracoastal Waterway
None Great Bay, Seven Island
None Great Bay, Wells Island
None Gulf of Alaska, Kamishak Bay
None Heald Point, Heald Point
None Heron Bay, Heron Bay
None Hudson River, Englewood Cliffs
None Humboldt Bay, Indian Island
None Johns Bay, Pemaquid Neck
None Lake Pontchartrain, North Shore
None Lake Pontchartrain, South Shore
None Lavaca Bay, Lavaca Bay
None Lavaca Bay, Point Comfort
None Long Island Sound, Bridgeport
None Long Island Sound, Lloyd Point
None Long Island Sound, Long Sand Shoal
None Long Island Sound, New Haven
None Long Island Sound, Norwalk
None Long Island Sound, Oak Neck Point
None Long Island Sound, Rocky Point
None Lower Laguna Madre, Laguna Heights
None Lower Laguna Madre, Long Island
None Lutak Inlet, Chilkoot River Mouth
None Machias Bay, Chance Island
None Machias Bay, Hog Island
None Massachusetts Bay, Outside Boston
None Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth Entrance
None Merrimac River, Plum Island
None Mission Bay, Mission Bay
None Mission Bay, Outside
None Mississippi River Delta, Head of Passes
None Mississippi River Delta, Off Shore
None Mississippi River Delta, Southeast Pass
None Mobile Bay, Mobile River
None Mobile Bay, North Point
None Monterey Bay, Indian Head Beach
None Monterey Bay, Moss Landing
None Nahku Bay, East Side
None Narragansett Bay, Conanicut Island
None Narragansett Bay, Prudence Island
None NCCOS Research Location > Geographic Area > Coastal Ocean
None NCCOS Research Location > Region > Alaska
None NCCOS Research Location > Region > East Coast
None NCCOS Research Location > Region > Gulf of Mexico
None NCCOS Research Location > Region > West Coast
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Alabama
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Alaska
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > California
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Connecticut
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Delaware
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Florida
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Georgia
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Louisiana
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Maine
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Maryland
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Massachusetts
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Mississippi
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > New Jersey
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > New York
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > North Carolina
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Oregon
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Rhode Island
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > South Carolina
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Texas
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Virginia
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Washington
None New Bedford Harbor, Clarks Point
None Niantic Bay, Black Point
None Norton Sound, Nome
None Oceanside Harbor, Outside
None Pamlico Sound, Jones Bay
None Pascagoula River, Escatawpa River
None Pascagoula River, Pascagoula River
None Penobscot Bay, Colt Head Island
None Penobscot Bay, Islesboro Island
None Penobscot Bay, Job Island
None Pensacola Bay, Pensacola Bay
None Prince William Sound, Port Valdez
None Puget Sound, Commencement Bay
None Puget Sound, Elliott Bay
None Puget Sound, Nisqually Reach
None Raritan Bay, East Reach
None Raritan Bay, Gravesend Bay
None Raritan Bay, Lower Bay
None Raritan Bay, Upper Bay
None Raritan Bay, West Reach
None Round Island, Round Island
None Salem Harbor, Folger Point
None San Antonio Bay, Mosquito Point
None San Antonio Bay, San Antonio Bay
None San Diego Bay, Harbor Island
None San Diego Bay, Mouth
None San Diego Bay, National City
None San Diego Bay, North
None San Diego Bay, Outside
None San Diego Bay, Shelter Island
None San Diego Bay, Twenty Eighth Street
None San Francisco Bay, Castro Creek
None San Francisco Bay, Hunters Point
None San Francisco Bay, Islais Creek Channel
None San Francisco Bay, Oakland Enterance
None San Francisco Bay, Oakland Estuary
None San Francisco Bay, Redwood City
None San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay
None San Francisco Bay, Southampton Shoal
None San Luis Obispo Bay, San Luis Obispo Bay
None San Pedro Bay, Cerritos Channel
None San Pedro Bay, Long Beach
None San Pedro Bay, Mid Harbor
None San Pedro Bay, Outer Harbor
None San Pedro Bay, Outside
None San Pedro Bay, Seal Beach
None Santa Monica Bay, Deep
None Santa Monica Bay, Manhatten Beach
None Santa Monica Bay, North
None Santa Monica Bay, South
None Santa Monica Bay, Southeast
None Santa Monica Bay, West
None Sapelo Sound, Barbour Island River
None Sapelo Sound, Dog Hammock
None Sapelo Sound, High Point
None Sapelo Sound, Inlet
None Sapelo Sound, Johnson Creek
None Sapelo Sound, South Newport River
None Savannah River, Elba Island
None Simpson Lagoon, Simpson Lagoon
None Skagway, Skagway River
None Soldana Beach, Soldana Beach
None St. Andrews Bay, Military Point
None St. Johns River, Arlington Channel
None St. Johns River, Orange Point
None St. Johns River, Ortega River
None St. Johns River, Piney Point
None St. Johns River, Quarantine Island
None St. Johns River, Trout River
None St. Johns River, W. Mill Cove
None St. Lucie River, Stuart
None Tampa Bay, Northern Tampa Bay
None Tomales Bay, Tomales Bay
None Treasure Island, Treasure Island
None U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: map
Distribution Liability:

None

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 463546
Date Effective From: 1992
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 463548
Date Effective From: 1992
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 463549
Date Effective From: 1992
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 463547
Date Effective From: 1992
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 463550
Date Effective From: 1992
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Piniak, Greg
Email Address: greg.piniak@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 463553
W° Bound: -166.5
E° Bound: -67.333
N° Bound: 70.5
S° Bound: 25.615

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 463552
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1984
End: 1992

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

The National Status and Trends Program (NSandT) requests that all individuals who download NSandT data acknowledge the source of these data in any reports, papers, or presentations. If you publish these data, please include a statement similar to: "Some or all of the data described in this article were produced by NOAA through its National Status and Trends Program."

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 463555
Download URL: https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/ltmonitoring/nsandt/default.aspx
Distributor:
Description:

Live Data and Maps

File Type: XML

Distribution 2

CC ID: 463554
Download URL: https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/ltmonitoring/nsandt/default.aspx
Distributor:
Description:

Live Data and Maps

File Type: ASCII

URLs

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 463784
Activity Date/Time: 2016-11-16
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 463783
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 584199
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 600904
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 716627
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.2.0.700

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The same kind of field/site data have been supplied since the start of the Benthic Surveillance Project, in 1984. Original site coordinates were derived from Loran-C time conversions. When GPS was first available the signal wasintentionally degraded so earlier coordinate information, even if it resulted from GPS, is not as accurate as data would be today. Early sites information resulting from Loran-C was converted from time delay information to latitudes and longitudes. These earlier data may be suspect when sites were located close to large structures that could have interfered with accurate time delays. These concerns apply specifically to the first National Status and Trends sites document, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 70, National Status and Trends Program: Monitoring Site Descriptions (1984-1990) for the National Mussel Watch and Benthic Surveillance Projects.

Completeness Report:

Using site selection criteria similar to those used for the Mussel Watch Project, the NBSP monitored contaminant exposure and bioeffects at more than 120 sites nationwide. The National Benthic Surveillance Program existed from 1984 through 1992. This was a cooperative effort between NOS and the National Marine Fisheries Service's Northwest, Southeast, and Northeast Fisheries Science Centers.The Benthic Surveillance Project Sites dataset does not include information relating to the chemistry, quality assurance, or pathology data that is associated with each site.

Conceptual Consistency:

Field sample processing is minimal while laboratory sample processing is extensive. The same kind of field/site data have been supplied since the start of the Benthic Surveillance Project, in 1984.

Lineage

Sources

NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OMA 40, "National Status and Trends Program for Marine Environmental Quality: Benthic Surveillance and Mussel Watch Projects Sampling Protocols"

CC ID: 600905
Contact Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA)
Publish Date: 1988-05-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1988-05
Source Contribution:

Benthic Surveillance Sampling Protocols. | Type of Source Media: document

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 600906
Description:

A National Benthic Surveillance Project site bears the name of the general coastal or estuarine region sampled, and is defined by the individual stations in that area where bottom sediments are obtained. In most cases, threestations comprise a site. Trawls for bottomfish are conducted as close to the sediment stations as possible.Sediment samples are obtained by a specially constructed box core device or a standard Smith-MacIntyre bottom grab. National Benthic Surveillance Project sediment samples are analyzed for selected organic compounds, trace elements, total organic carbon, moisture content, and particle size. NOAA compiled a field sampling manual to ensure uniformity for sediment and fish sample collection.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39261
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39261
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:51+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08