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SWAMP - Coastal Study

SWAMP – Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program

Coastal Study - Bioaccumulation in Sport Fish

Two-Year Screening Study (2009-2010) - Released 2012

This Coastal Fish Survey was the largest of its kind ever conducted in California. Sport fish were collected in 2009 and 2010 from 68 locations on the California coast. A total of 3,483 sport fish representing 46 species were collected and analyzed for contaminants

First Year of a Two-Year Screening Study (2009) - Released 2011

Supporting Documents

  • Monitoring Plan
  • Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
  • Access to Data
    • INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE TISSUE DATA FOR THIS PROJECT:
      • Instructions on how to access tissue data
      • Tissue button in the RESULT CATEGORY:
      • Select > Programs > Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program > Done
      • Select > Projects > SWAMP Sportfish Coastal Zones > Done
      • Select > Turn on automatic station mapping (stations will be mapped on the map)
    • MAP STATIONS/PARAMETER COUNTS ON WEB-BASED MAP
      • Select > Map Stations
      • Click on individual stations>
      • Select > Parameter Counts (see data)
    • RETRIEVE DATA
      • First, complete the instructions above under: “INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE TISSUE DATA FOR THIS PROJECT”
      • Select > Retrieve Data (as an Microsoft Excel File)
        • Then download (save) data
        • File identified in Cell A:1 > CEDEN: Data Retrieval
        • This file summarizes fish attributes (length, weight, etc.) and the associated chemistry results.
      • To get the individual attributes of the composited fish (no chemistry)
        • Make sure your Pop-up Blocker is turned OFF
        • Include Sample Composite (notice the increase in Record Count)
        • Select > Retrieve Data
          • Then download (save) two data files (will include “Data Retrieval” file)
        • File identified in Cell A:1 > CEDEN: Sample Composite Data
          • This file is the individual attributes of the fish composites (no chemistry data)
  • Coastal Sampling Zones (requires Google earth®)
  • Year-One Cruise Report [6 MB]
  • Year-Two Cruise Report [4 MB]

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