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2016 Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) Bird Egg Samples Quality Assurance Report.

Don Yee | December 13th, 2017

 In 2016, bird egg samples were collected from 4 areas for terns with 84 individual samples analyzed for Hg and 12 composites analyzed for Se. Samples for cormorants were collected from 3 areas, with 9 composites analyzed for Hg, Se, PFCs, PCBs, and PBDEs. The sampling and analysis was conducted by the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay. The details of the cruise and sample collection methods are described in the RMP Quality Assurance Program Plan, cruise plans, cruise reports, and field sampling reports. These documents are available from the SFEI website ( 


ecosystem management, monitoring, pollutants, Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, water quality