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Toxics-Focused Biological Observing System for Puget Sound

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10-10-004January 2010
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Author(s) Lyndal Johnson, Sandie O'Neill, Mark S. Myers, Gina Ylitalo, Nathaniel Scholz, Tracy Collier, NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center; Claudio Bravo, University of California at Davis; James West, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Description The Toxics-Focused Biological Observing System (TBiOS) is a biologically based framework for toxics monitoring and research that assesses exposure and effects of chemical contaminants in biota, integrated across ecologically relevant habitats and food webs. This concept paper provides a general description of TBiOS, its relationship to current and future monitoring in Puget Sound, and its relevance to the management and assessment questions raised by the Puget Sound Partnership and related organizations.
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Keywords biological, toxics, habitat, Chemicals, biota, contaminant, monitoring, Puget Sound
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