National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 1986-1999.
National Status and Trends Mussel Watch Program. Ongoing program
monitoring trace element trends in estuarine sediment and oysters
from the U.S. coast including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Since
Dec., 1994 TERL has been the sole trace element analytical
laboratory for the entire NS&T Mussel Watch Program.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1991-present TERL is one of the
few contract laboratories for the analysis of trace elements, AVS
and other parameters in various animal and plant tissues, sediment
and water provided by Service field crews. More than 1,000 samples
per year are typically analyzed for the FWS in this on-going
U.S. Department of the Navy. 1995-97. TERL was selected as an
analytical laboratory for a high visibility study of yellow fat
disease in heron populations nesting on Navy lands in San Diego.
The levels of 13 elements were determined in liver tissues from
healthy and diseased individuals.
Ecological Planning and Toxicology/ Parametrix. 1995. TERL is
participating in a large environmental assessment study in Utah. To
date, more than 400 samples have been analyzed for 6 metals (As,
Cd, Cu, Pb, Se, Zn, MDL's < 0.2 ppm dry wt.) with comprehensive
laboratory QA. The samples have been a diverse array of biological
matrices including fish, insects, rodents, invertebrates, eggs and
NOAA Sediment Toxicity Study. 1995-1996. TERL is participating
in a study to correlate observed sediment toxicity with the levels
of 16 trace elements and AVS in large sample sets from both
freshwater (Saline Lake) and saltwater (Biscayne Bay)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/ Ecosystems Research Institute.
1993-Present. San Juan River Study. A multi-phase environmental
monitoring study of biota from this river system. TERL has analyzed
over 500 samples from this study so far.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1990-1995. Environmental
Monitoring and Assessment Program (Gulf of Mexico, Florida,
Virginia) and Galveston Bay and Casco Bay National Estuary Programs
(1991-92): Separate projects monitoring trace element levels in
marine sediments and living resources.
Minerals Management Service. 1992-1995. Gulf of Mexico Offshore
Operations Monitoring Experiment (GOOMEX). A large program (TERL
budget $660,000) to evaluate the sublethal responses of biota
exposed to contaminants released from offshore petroleum
operations. TERL has participated in numerous other MMS