Stable isotope database - Transport and fate of nutrient and pathogen loadings into nearshore Puget Sound: consequences for shellfish growing areas

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

This project seeks to develop and apply an assessment of shellfish growing area (SGA) vulnerability to closures caused by watershed- and marine-derived pathogens. Using empirical data and quantitative models, we will examine the impacts of alternative watershed management strategies, nearshore protection, and climate on the vulnerability of three SGA.

Outputs include the following:

1) Maps of the spatial distribution of terrestrial and marine-derived sources of nutrients and pathogens.

2) Validated model estimates of transport of nutrients and pathogens to SGA under future climate and restoration strategies.

3) Assessments of the fate of nutrients and pathogens in terms of changes in ecosystem service values provided by SGA--filtration, food web support, and socio-economic impacts due to harvest closures. Outcomes include improvements in the ability of shellfish growers and managers to classify vulnerability of SGA according to risk of future closures, and to prioritize strategies for improving delivery of shellfish-related ecosystem services and values. Stable isotopes of Carbon and Nitrogen for Pacific oysters and potential diet sources from marine and freshwater sources in the Samish, Hamma Hamma and Dosewallips growing areas. This dataset also includes water quality parameters from CTD casts at high tide in the oyster beds.

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Metadata Date April 5, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 23, 2012 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 5, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 23, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party (); Northwest Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: NA | Use Constraints: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 2010-10-01
Temporal Extent End 2012-09-30

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