Wildlife Bioaccumulation Monitoring Survey
The Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program’s wildlife bioaccumulation monitoring survey focused on the development and demonstration of methods for monitoring mercury in two closely related avian wildlife species (grebes) widely distributed across California's lakes and reservoirs. Monitoring mercury in blood and eggs proved to be a particularly effective technique for obtaining estimates of methyl mercury exposure and risk for wildlife across these water bodies. The study also provided guidance on the prey fish monitoring that is needed to support estimations of wildlife risk when wildlife cannot be directly sampled. Wildlife Study monitoring occurred in 2012 and 2013.
Wildlife Survey (2012 – 2013)
- Fact Sheet
- Tool [Excel]
- Monitoring Plan
- Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
- Report Only
- Full QAPP with Appendices [15.4 MB]
- Small Fish Cruise Reports
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