GOMA/GCOOS Water Quality Plan Mercury Workshop December 2-4, 2008 in Gulfport, Mississippi
 

 

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Workshop Materials

Final Report

Slideshow

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The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) sponsored a workshop the objectives of which include, but are not limited to:  (1) establishing the current state of knowledge on mercury inputs, sources of methyl mercury, and mercury bioaccumulation in the Gulf of Mexico; (2) presenting a preliminary dynamic-Mercury Cycling Model screening model designed to test a series of “what if” scenarios regarding mercury sources and cycling in the Gulf of Mexico; (3) detailing the steps necessary to understand mercury movement through the coastal food chain and into food fish; and 4) formulating research priorities to answer questions about total and methyl mercury sources and cycling in the Gulf of Mexico.  Florida is a member of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and provided support of these activities.  Dr. William Landing, Florida State University, Department of Oceanography, as a member of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Water Quality Team, took the lead in organizing this meeting.  Janice M. Fleischer, J.D., FLASH Resolutions provided the workshop process design and facilitation.

The workshop took place December 2-4, 2008 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Approximately 60 participants attended. 

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