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Long Island Sound Study
Sound Health 2008 - Environmental Indicators
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Title Sound Health 2008 - Environmental Indicators Exit EPA Disclaimer
Description The purpose of this report is to provide information on the health of the sound and its watershed. The report utilizes a number of environmental indicators to assess the water quality, land use, and habitat quality of Long Island Sound.
Organization Long Island Sound Study
Year 2008
URL http://longislandsoundstudy.net/research-monitoring/environmental-indicators/ Exit EPA Disclaimer
Level of Technical Detail Medium
Direct Access to Data No
Direct Access to Metadata Yes
EPA Region Region 1, Region 2
State Connecticut, New York
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed Long Island Sound
Ecosystem Long Island Sound
Link to Organization http://longislandsoundstudy.net/category/media-center/reports/sound-health/ Exit EPA Disclaimer
Contact Information 203-977-1541, 631-632-9216
Environmental Indicator Scale Regional, Watershed, State
Additional Information Opportunities for Citizen Action

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Altered landscapes Development in Long Island Sound watershed Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Basin Condition Benthic quality index Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Basin Condition Sediment quality index Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Drinking Water Contaminants
Basin Condition Water quality index Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Climate change Surface water temperature Water:Surface Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Coastal Birds Colonial waterbirds Species
Coastal Birds Least tern Species
Coastal Birds Piping plover Species
Finfish Fish biomass Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Finfish Scup abundance Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Finfish Striped bass abundance Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Finfish Winter flounder abundance Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Fisheries Species trends Species
Conservation
Habitats Eelgrass Species
Habitats Wetland conversion Water:Wetlands
Hypoxia Area and duration of hypoxia Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Pathogens Areas of open shellfish beds Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Species
Pathogens Beach closure days Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Health Risks:Exposure
Shellfish Hard clam harvest Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Shellfish Lobster harvest Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Shellfish Oyster harvest Species
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Toxic chemicals Industrial chemical discharges
Toxic chemicals Metals in the sea floor Cleanup:Cleanup Sites
Toxic chemicals PCB concentrations in striped bass Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Species