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Summary for Field Activity Number 2009-031-FA

Alternate Leg ID: P-31-09-MA

Area of Operations: Oyster Pond, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 29, 2009 to April 29, 2009

Objectives: Collect returning river herring and migrating young-of-the-year american eels from the outlet of Oyster Pond and the Trunk River in order to estimate the flux of Hg into and out of this coastal ecosystem with migrating fish.

Type of Activity: Sampling

Information to be derived: Fish samples will be collected, weighed, subsampled, and analyzed for Hg concentrations. Samples and chemical analysis
mercury study

Summary: 7 adult herring were collected 10 meters upstream of the the Bike Path Bridge over the Trunk River. All fish were migrating upstream. Approximately 15 young-of-the-year American eels were collected with a fine mesh net at the south end of Oyster Pond at the weir.

USGS Project Number: 2921-BOF70 - Project Description

Contact: Mike Bothner (

InfoBank: uses the identifier P-31-09-MA. Visit this site for more information.

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