Baselines, Accumulation, Cycling, and Potential Effects of Hydrocarbons in Beaufort Sediments and Biota, 2012–2014

Lead: Gary Stern, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The purpose of this project is threefold: (i) to establish the background levels of hydrocarbons in sediment, zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, and fish, (ii) to establish baseline concentrations of hydrocarbon metabolites in fish, and (iii) to establish background values for indicators of fish health against which the magnitude and extent of potential environmental perturbations can be assessed.