Water quality parameters in coastal and estuarine environments (2013)

Coastal and estuarine ecosystems are affected by changes in the levels of nutrients, oxygen, and light. An overload of nutrients can be toxic or lead to algal blooms. These blooms can kill marine life by depleting oxygen levels. Suspended sediment can smother habitats or reduce light levels, affecting photosynthesis. We report on five measures of water quality: turbidity (murkiness), dissolved oxygen, and the dissolved nutrients nitrate- and nitrite-nitrogen, ammoniacal nitrogen, and total phosphorus. This dataset relates to the "Coastal and estuarine water quality" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

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Author Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Email Ministry for the Environment
Source https://data.mfe.govt.nz/table/52508-water-quality-parameters-in-coastal-and-estuarine-environments-2013/
Created 2015-09-28T23:48:04.079386Z
Date modified 2016-10-25T04:12:45.133315Z
Language English
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Source Identifier https://data.mfe.govt.nz/table/52508-water-quality-parameters-in-coastal-and-estuarine-environments-2013/
Record created May 3, 2018, Last Updated February 22, 2019