Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/CBT-26

Quantitative evaluation of contaminants in a Chesapeake Bay region of concern: A simulation model of exposure and bioaccumulation in Baltimore harbor

Principal Investigator: 

John R. Kucklich

Start/End Year: 

1994 to 1997

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Christopher J. Madden, South Florida Water Management District; Joel E. Baker, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Description: 

To synthesize available contaminants data and use simulation modeling techniques to integrate existing information and explore processes that control exposure, transfer, and accumulation of contaminants in biota in Baltimore Harbor. Also, to explore how the dynamics of the carbon flow in Baltimore Harbor affects the cycling of toxic organic contaminants in the water column biota and their eventual, delivery to the sediments.