To better address questions about the nation's coastal resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facilitating a multi-agency effort called the National Coastal Condition Assessment (NCCA). EIH was contracted to complete the national survey for all sites in the state of Texas in the summer of 2015.
Coastal waters of the state of Texas
In the summer of 2015, EIH sampled a total of 55 sites in the bays and estuaries along the Texas Coast. This sampling is part of the NCCA, a probabilistic survey designed and implemented by the EPA. Condition indicators sampled included water quality, sediment, benthic macroinvertebrates and fish.
Publications and Presentations
Morris, N.F. 2016. Mercury monitoring in Texas estuaries: a concurrent study with the National Coastal Condition Assessment. University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston.
Morris, N. and Guillen, G. 2016. Mercury monitoring in the Texas waters of the Gulf of Mexico: a concurrent study with the National Coastal Condition Assessment. Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Kerrville, TX; State of the Bay Symposium, Galveston, TX. Presentation.