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Beckvar, N, J Field, S Salazar, and R Hoff. 1996. Contaminants in aquatic habitats at hazardous waste sites: Mercury. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 100. Seattle: Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 74pp.

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Champ, M. A. 2003. Economic and environmental impacts on ports and harbors from the convention to ban harmful marine anti-fouling systems. Marine Pollution Bulletin 46: 935-940.

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Cram, S., C. A. Ponce de Leon, P. Fernandez, I. Sommer, H. Rivas, L. M. Morales. 2006. Assessment of trace elements and organic pollutants from a marine oil complex into the coral reef system of Cayo Arcas, Mexico. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 121: 127-149.

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Dubinsky, Z and N Stambler. 1996. Marine pollution and coral reefs. Global Change Biology 2(6): 511-526.

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Fabricius K, Uthicke S, Cooper T, Humphrey C, De’ath G, Mellors J (2007) Candidate bioindicator measures to monitor exposure to changing water quality of the Great Barrier Reef. Final report to the Catchment to Reef Joint Resarch Programme. Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility Research Report Series. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns, Australia. 253pp.

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Garrison, V. H., C. A. Kellogg, R. S. Carr, W. T. Foreman, M .S. Majewski, M. Nipper, S. L. Simonich and G. W. Smith. 2006. Do persistent organic pollutants, metals, and microbes transported with African dust contribute to disease on coral reefs? Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS24L-O1.

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Grumet, N. and K. Hughen. 2006. Biomonitor of environmental stress: coral trace metal analysis. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract PP23D-1802.

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Jones, R. J. 2007. Chemical contamination of a coral reef by the grounding of a cruise ship in Bermuda. Marine Pollution Bulletin 54:905-911.

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Kitada, Y., H. Kawahata, A. Suzuki and T. Oomori. 2008. Distribution of pesticides and bisphenol A in sediments collected from rivers adjacent to coral reefs. Chemosphere 71:2082-2090.

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Klumpp D, Humphrey C, Codi King S (2007) Biomarker responses in coral trout (Plectropomos leopardus) as an indicator of exposure to contaminants in a coral reef environment. Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology 13:9-17.

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MacDonald, DA, MB Matta, LJ Field, C Cairncross, and MD Munn. 2003. The Coastal Resource Coordinator’s Bioassessment Manual. Report No. HAZMAT 93-1.

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NOAA. Oil spills in coral reefs, planning & response considerations. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. National Ocean Service. Office of Response and Restoration.

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NOAA. 1999. Sediment quality guidelines developed for the National Status and Trends Program.

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NOAA. 2001. Toxicity of oil to reef-building corals: a spill response perspective. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OR&R 8.

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Pait, A. S., D. R. Whitall, C. F. G. Jeffrey, C. Caldow, A. L. Mason, G. G. Lauenstein and J. D. Christensen. 2008. Chemical contamination in southwest Puerto Rico: An assessment of organic contaminants in nearshore sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56(3): 580-587.

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Ramos, A. A. and Y. Inoue and S. Ohde. 2004. Metal contents in Porites corals: Anthropogenic input of river run-off into a coral reef from an urbanized area, Okinawa. Marine Pollution Bulletin 48(3-4): 281-294.

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Randolph, RC, JT Hardy, SW Fowler, ARG Price, and WH Pearson. 1998. Toxicity and persistence of nearshore sediment contamination following the 1991 Gulf War. Environmental International 24(1/2): 33-42.

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Rogers, C.S. 1983. Sublethal and lethal effects of sediments applied to common Caribbean reef corals in the field. Marine Pollution Bulletin 14:10: 378-382.

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Saphier, A. D. and T. C. Hoffman. 2005. Forecasting models to quantify three anthropogenic stresses on coral reefs from marine recreation: Anchor damage, diver contact and copper emission from antifouling pain. Marine Pollution Bulletin 51:590-598.

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Shafir, S., J. van Rijn and B. Rinkevich. 2007. Short and Long Term Toxicity of Crude Oil and Oil Dispersants to Two Representative Coral Species. Environmental Science Technology 41:5571-5574.

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