|Title:||Evaluating Whether Oyster Aquaculture Can Help Restore Water Quality - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)|
A number of towns are exploring the use of various shellfish aquaculture systems to remediate water quality. This project addresses a critical information gap identified by water quality managers and regulators, specifically: how much nitrogen is removed from coastal waters by common oyster aquaculture methods, and what culturing practices should be adopted to maximize benefits for water quality?
For coastal communities, such as those on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, water quality and the overall health of coastal systems has been deteriorating due to nitrogen pollution, which can come from septic systems, fertilizers, and atmospheric deposition. Excess nitrogen leads to negative ecological and economic impacts on communities and coastal areas, including algal blooms, fish kills, and shellfish and beach closures. Towns along Cape Cod are under pressure to improve coastal water quality, but many approaches are very costly, such as developing centralized sewer treatment infrastructure for homes that currently have septic systems.
Collaborative Research – generating
science that informs decisions
• Town of Falmouth
• Science Wares Inc.
• Waquoit Bay National Estuarine
• Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords||Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary|
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords||Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts|
|None||Waquoit Bay NERR, MA|
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Maintenance Frequency:||As Needed|
|Data Set Publication Status:||Unpublished|
The distributor does not assume liability.
|Date Effective From:||2017-10-31|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Person):||Cothran, Jeremy|
|Date Effective From:||2015-09|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Person):||Rogers, Daniel|
|Currentness Reference:||Ground Condition|
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Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1
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|Time Frame Type:||Range|
|Data Access Constraints:||
|Data Use Constraints:||
Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).
|File Name:||Data files|
Location where the data will be posted when the project is complete.
|Catalog Item ID:||54578|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Jeremy Cothran|
|Metadata Record Created:||2018-11-01 11:23+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||Tyler Christensen|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2018-11-13 12:20+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2018-11-13|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2019-11-14|
|Linking Share Level (Deprecated):||Across the InPort Catalog|