Short Citation:
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2020: National Status and Trends: Bioeffects Program: Magnitude and Extent of Sediment Toxicity of South Carolina and Georgia, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/38741.

Item Identification

Title: National Status and Trends: Bioeffects Program: Magnitude and Extent of Sediment Toxicity of South Carolina and Georgia
Short Name: CHH_metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2007-10
Abstract:

Surficial sediment samples were collected from 162 locations within five estuaries - Charleston Harbor, Winyah Bay, Leadenwah Creek, Savannah River, and St. Simons Sound - in coastal South Carolina and Georgia in a survey of sediment toxicity performed in 1993 and 1994. All samples were tested for toxicity and a battery of complimentary laboratory bioassays. The laboratory bioassays consisted of amphipod survival tests in solid-phase sediments, microbial bioluminescence (Microtox) tests of organic solvent extracts, and sea urchin fertilization and embryo development tests of porewaters. Some samples were also tested in copepod reproduction and cytochrome P-450 RGS bioassays. Chemical analyses for a suite of trace metals, organic compounds and sedimentological factor were performed with portions of most samples.

Purpose:

Specific objectives of the study were to: (1) Determine the presence and severity of toxic responses; (2) estimate the spatial extent of toxicity; (3) identify spatial patterns of toxicity in each system; (4) characterize the relationships between toxicity and the concentrations of potential toxicants in the sediments. The dataset objective is to report information about chemical residues in sediment and sediment toxicity characteristics of the system.

Notes:

988

Other Citation Details:

Magnitude and Extent of Sediment Toxicity in Selected Estuaries of South Carolina and Georgia, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 128. April 1998. Silver Spring, Maryland.

Supplemental Information:

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS Ed Long (retired), NOAA Ocean Service, National Status and Trends Program SAMPLE COLLECTION INVESTIGATORS Ed Long (retired), NOAA Ocean Service, National Status and Trends Program SAMPLE PROCESSING FACILITIES - Organic and inorganic chemicals in sediment: National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Charleston, SC.SAMPLE PROCESSING FACILITIES - Toxicity assays:(1) Microtox Assay - National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Charleston, SC;(2) Sea Urchin Assay - US Geological Survey, Marine Ecotoxicology Research Station, Corpus Christi, TX;(3) Amphipod Assay - 1993 - US Geological Survey, Marine Ecotoxicology Research Station, Corpus Christi, TX;(4) Amphipod Assay - 1994 - Science Applications International Corporation, Narragansett, RI;(5) P450 Human Reporter Gene System: Jack Anderson, Columbia Analytical Services, Inc., Carlsbad, CA

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None amphipod
None analytes
None bioassay
None butyltins
None chemical
None chemical
None contaminants
None date
None estuary
None inorganic
None latitude
None location
None longitude
None Microtox
None national status and trends
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 organic
None organochlorines
None P450 HRGS
None PAH
None parameter
None PCB
None pesticides
None polychlorinated biphenyls
None polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
None region
None sea urchin fertilization
None sediment
None sediment
None Site
None state
None station
None toxicity

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Charleston Harbor
None Georgia
None Leadenwah Creek
None NCCOS Research Location > Geographic Area > Coastal Ocean
None NCCOS Research Location > Region > East Coast
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Georgia
None NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > South Carolina
None Savannah River
None South Atlantic
None South Carolina
None St. Simons Sound
None Winyah Bay

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
Entity Attribute Overview:

The dataset is composed of two relational files listed below. The "SITES" data file reports the location coordinates. The geographical information provided for a sampling site (the estuary stratum and site) is useful when interpreting the results of other data files. The "INDICATOR" data file reports parameter results for chemical and toxicity assays. For a description of the data parameters see report: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/about/coast/nsandt/download.aspx

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

NOAA, National Status and Trends Program

Distribution Liability:

These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

Data Set Credit: The partners in this project were: (1) National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); (2) The Charleston Harbor Project (Mr. Heyward Robinson) funded the analyses of selected samples from the Charleston Harbor area. (3) The State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection assisted in the collection of samples (Ms Gail M. Sloane). (4) Dr. Kevin Summmers (US EPA, Gulf Breeze, FL) assisted in the survey design.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 439903
Date Effective From: 2007-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 439905
Date Effective From: 2007-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 439906
Date Effective From: 2007-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 439904
Date Effective From: 2007-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 439907
Date Effective From: 2007-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Piniak, Greg
Email Address: greg.piniak@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 439910
W° Bound: -81.5067
E° Bound: -79.2907
N° Bound: 33.3658
S° Bound: 31.096

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 439909
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1993
End: 1994

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

NOAA requests that all individuals who download NOAA 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 the NOAA's Ocean Service through its National Status and Trends Program (NSandT)."

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 439912
Download URL: https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/ltmonitoring/nsandt/default.aspx
Description:

Live Data and Maps

File Type: XML

Distribution 2

CC ID: 439911
Download URL: https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/ltmonitoring/nsandt/default.aspx
Description:

Live Data and Maps

File Type: ASCII (CSV)

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 439901
URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=238
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 439969
Activity Date/Time: 2016-11-16
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 439968
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

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

Data Quality

Accuracy:

MEASUREMENT QUALITY OBJECTIVESSampling sites were located with a global position system (Trimble NavGraphic XL GPS) and a compensated LORAN C unit. Both units were calibrated and their accuracy verified each morning at a channel marker within the study area.Organic and Inorganic Contaminants - Analytical methods followed performance-based analytical protocols and employed quality-assurance steps of the National Status and Trends Program (NSandT) (Lauenstein and Cantillo, 1993). Available online: http://www.ccma.nos.noaa.gov/publications/tm71v1.pdf http://www.ccma.nos.noaa.gov/publications/tm71v2.pdf http://www.ccma.nos.noaa.gov/publications/tm71v3.pdf http://www.ccma.nos.noaa.gov/publications/tm71v4.pdf

Completeness Report:

Data are believed to be complete

Conceptual Consistency:

All chemical contaminant values have been rounded to three significant digits. To accommodate the wide range of values, all concentration values have been formatted to the thousandth unit (0.001). The range of limits of detection (LOD) within compound classes are shown below. Actual LODs are available in appendix-C of the report (http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/about/coast/nsandt/)Metals, 0.1 - 7.8 ug/g dry wt (for most metals)PAHs 2.7 - 8.8 ng/g dry wt. .PCBs 0.29 - 2.27 ng/g dry wt.Pesticides 0.5 - 2.3 ng/g dry wt.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 439899
Description:

Sediment sampling procedures are described in the report, which can be found at: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/about/coast/nsandt/download.aspx Data preparation and sampling processing procedures are described in the report, which can be found at: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/about/coast/nsandt/download.aspx Descriptions of data manipulations can be found in the report at: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/about/coast/nsandt/download.aspx

Process Date/Time: 1998-01-01 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 38741
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:48+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-04-17
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-04-18