Tributyltin in mussels from the Pacific US

Updated 2000-12-06

Establish a benchmark to gauge the efficacy of legislation restricting the use of marine antifoulants containing TBT on the Pacific coast of the US

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1986 - 1987
Data collection
1986 - 1987
Data processing
1986 - 1987
Data reporting
1987 - 1988

Contact information

Contact person
Jeffrey W. Short
Auke Bay Laboratory Alaska Fisheries Science Center National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA 11305 Glacier Highway Juneau, AK 99801-8626 USA
+1 907 789 6065
+1 907 789 6094

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Marine benthos
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Blue mussels (Mytilus trossulus)


Regions studied
Marine TDC
Stations or areas where observations are made

Juneau, Alaska; Kodiak, Alaska

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Data centres
Marine TDC
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Short, J. W., and Sharp, J. L. 1989. Tributyltin in bay mussels (Mytilus edulis) of the Pacific coast of the United States. Environ. Sci. Technol. 23:740-743.
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Samples stored at -20 C within 12 h of collection. Samples were analyzed by two independent methods; see published reference for details

QA/QC Information (what QA/QC procedures are implemented, laboratories involvment in QA/QC activities, model verification/validation routines, etc.)

Participation in international intercalibration exercize conducted by Stephenson et al., International Organotin Symposium, Marine Technology Society, IEEE Ocedan Engineering Society, 1987, pp 1334-1338

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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