Maine Contaminants & NRDAR Program
Northeast Region
 

Contaminant Reports and Publications

USFWS reports prepared after October 1, 2002 have been peer reviewed and certified in accordance with the provisions of the Information Quality Act (Public Law 106-554, Section 515).

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Chronological List of Contaminant Reports and Publications

2011 - 2013

Mierzykowski S.E., L.J. Welch, C.S. Todd, B. Connery and C.R. DeSorbo. 2013. Contaminant assessment of coastal bald eagles at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Acadia National Park. USFWS. Special Project Report FY12-MEFO-2-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 56 pp. 663KB (1261-5N46_FinalReport.pdf).

Mierzykowski S.E. and C.S. Todd. 2013. Physical characteristics of bald eagle eggs from Maine, 2000 to 2012. USFWS. Special Project Report FY13-MEFO-3-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 22 pp. 484 KB (BAEA Eggshell Report_2013.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E., C.S. Todd, M.A. Pokras and R.D. Oliveira. 2013. Lead and mercury levels in livers of bald eagles recovered in New England. USFWS. Special Project Report FY13-MEFO-2-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 26 pp. 439 KB (PbHg_BAEA_LiversNewEngland2013.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2013. Environmental contaminants in brook trout from Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS. Special Project Report FY13-MEFO-1-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 39 pp. 458KB (AroostookNWR_BKT_Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. and C.S. Todd. 2012. Environmental contaminants in a crossed bill bald eagle recovered in Maine. USFWS. Special Project Report FY12-MEFO-3-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 28 pp. 637KB (ME Crossbill BAEA Report_Final.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2012. Environmental contaminants in piping plover eggs from Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS. Special Project Report FY12-MEFO-1-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 24 pp. 424 KB (ME_MA_2011PIPL_EggReport.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2012. Organochlorine compounds in bald eagle and common loon eggs from Androscoggin Lake and the Androscoggin River watershed. USFWS. Special Project Report FY07-MEFO-4-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 47 pp. 478 KB (5F36_FinalReport.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2012. Environmental contaminants in shortnose sturgeon from Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery, Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. USFWS. Special Project Report FY09-MEFO-9-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 23 pp. 467 KB (BearsBluff_SNS_2012Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2012. Contaminants in Atlantic sturgeon and shortnose sturgeon recovered from the Penobscot and Kennebec rivers, Maine. USFWS. Special Project Report FY09-MEFO-3-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 50 pp. 489 KB (MaineSturgeonContaminantsReport2012.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E., J.E.M. Smith, C.S.Todd, D. Kusnierz and C.R. DeSorbo. 2011. Liver contaminants in bald eagle carcasses from Maine. USFWS. Special Project Report FY09-MEFO-6-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 53 pp. 565 KB (5F42_LiversBAEA_FinalReport2011.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2011. Environmental contaminants in fillets of sea-run Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment. USFWS. Special Project Report FY09-MEFO-8-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 50 pp. 526 KB (SeaRunSalmon_2011ContamReport.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2011. Mercury assessment of Brandy Pond T39 MD. USFWS. Special Project Report FY10-MEFO-3-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 31 pp. 1.1 MB (5F47BrandyPondReport.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E., D. Washington, F. Corey and D. Macek. 2011. Screening-level assessment of organochlorine compounds in raccoons (Procyon lotor) at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS. Special Project Report FY09-MEFO-2-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 31 pp. 1.01 MB (1261-5N43 Final Report_2011.pdf)

2001 - 2010

Mierzykowski S.E. 2010. Environmental contaminants in tissues from an Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) recovered in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. USFWS. Special Project Report FY09-MEFO-4-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 42 pp. 518 KB (Wellfleet_AtlanticSturgeonReport_Final.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2010. Environmental contaminants in two composite samples of piping plover eggs from Delaware. USFWS. Special Project Report FY10-MEFO-2-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 15 pp. 403 KB (DE_PIPL_Egg_Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2010. Environmental contaminants in two bald eagle eggs from New Hampshire. USFWS. Special Project Report FY10-MEFO-1-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 20 pp. 980 KB (NH_BAEA_Egg_Report_2010Final.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E.  2009.  Summary of existing information pertinent to environmental contaminants and oil spills on breeding Atlantic coast piping plovers.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY09-MEFO-7-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  22 pages, 211 KB (2009 PIPL Contaminant and Oil Spill Review.pdf)

DeSorbo C.R., C.S. Todd, S.E. Mierzykowski, D.C. Evers and W. Hanson.  2009.  Assessment of mercury in Maine’s interior bald eagle population.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY07-MEFO-3-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  42 pages, 602KB (5F40_Final_Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E.  2008.  Site assessment and cleanup of the Youngs Road small arms firing range at Moosehorn NWR.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY09-MEFO-1-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME. 28 pages, 1.94MB  (5C32 Final Report.pdf)

Goodale M.W., D.C. Evers, S.E. Mierzykowski, A.L. Bond, N.M. Burgess, C.I. Otorowski, L.J. Welch, C.S. Hall, J.C. Ellis, R.B. Allen, A.W. Diamond, S.W. Kress and R.J. Taylor.  2008.  Marine foraging birds as bioindicators of mercury in the Gulf of Maine.  EcoHealth 5:409-425.

Mierzykowski S.E., P. Ruksznis, D. McCaw and J. Czapiga.  2008.  Environmental contaminants in brook trout from Cove Brook and two tributaries of the Sheepscot River.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY07-MEFO-5-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  43 pages, 664 KB.  (BSRFH BKT Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E., L.J. Welch, C.S. Hall, S.W. Kress and R.B Allen.  2008.  Contaminant assessment of common terns in the Gulf of Maine.  2008.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY07-MEFO-2-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  93 pages, 517KB. (5N38 Final Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E.  2008.  Environmental contaminants in tern eggs from Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge.   USFWS.  Special Project Report FY07-MEFO-6-EC.  Maine Field Office. Old Town, ME.  27 pages, 2.2MB.  (Monomoy Seal_Final Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E.  2007.  Contaminant assessment of white suckers in eight DPS Atlantic salmon rivers.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY07-MEFO-1-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  44 pages, 210KB. (5F38 Final Report.pdf)

Goodale, M.W., D. Evers, B. Allen, J. Ellis, S. Hall, S. Kress, S. Mierzykowski and L. Welch.  2006.  Mercury levels in seabirds in the Gulf of Maine.   Report BRI 2006-08.  Submitted to Gulf of Maine Council.  BioDiversity Research Institute.  Gorham, ME.  18 pages, 787KB.  (BRI2006_08 Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E.  2006.  Environmental contaminants in an osprey egg from Upper Richardson Lake, Maine.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY06-MEFO-1-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  14 pages, 223KB.  (URL Osprey Egg_Final Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E., L.J. Welch, W. Goodale, D.C. Evers, C.S. Hall, S.W. Kress and R.B. Allen.  2005.  Mercury in bird eggs from coastal Maine. 2005.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY05-MEFO-1-EC.  Maine Field Office. Old Town, ME.  14 pages, 111KB.  (Hg in Bird Eggs Coastal Maine.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. and K.C. Carr.  2004.  Contaminant survey of Sunkhaze Stream and Baker Brook, Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS.  Special Project Report FY04-MEFO-2-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.   45 pages, 564KB.  (2004 Sunkhaze Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. and K.C. Carr.  2004.  Environmental contaminants in piping plover, least tern, and common tern eggs from coastal Maine - 2003 nesting season.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY04-MEFO-1-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  34 pages, 1.01MB.  (PIPL LETE COTE Report 04.pdf)

Haines T.A., T.W. May, R.T. Finlayson and S.E. Mierzykowski.  2003.  Factors affecting food chain transfer of mercury in the vicinity of the Nyanza Site, Sudbury River, Massachusetts.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 86(3):211-232.

Dill R., C.Fay, M. Gallagher, D. Kircheis, S. Mierzykowski, M. Whiting and T. Haines. 2002. Water quality issues as potential limiting factors affecting juvenile Altantic salmon life stages in Maine rivers. Report to the Maine Atlantic Salmon Technical Advisory Committee by the Ad Hoc Committee on Water Quality. Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission. Bangor, ME. 28 pp. 515 KB (Dill et al 2002_WaterQualityJuvenileAtlanticSalmon.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. and K.C. Carr.  2002.  Organochlorine compounds and mercury in bald eagle eggs, Penobscot River, Maine.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY02-MEFO-1-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME. 141 pages, 383KB (EagleEgg2000_Rpt_Reformatted.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E., J.L. Megyesi and K.C. Carr.  2001.  Environmental contaminants in Arctic tern eggs from Petit Manan Island, Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, Milbridge, Maine.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY96-MEFO-6-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  40 pages, 679KB (ARTE Report_2009 reformat.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. and K.C. Carr.  2001.  Total mercury and methylmercury in freshwater mussels Elliptio complanata from the Sudbury River watershed, Massachusetts.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY98-MEFO-2-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  51 pages, 438KB (NyanMussels.pdf)

1990 - 2000

Gustafson K.A., K.M. Bontaites and A. Major.  2000.  Analysis of tissue cadmium concentrations in New England moose.  Alces 36:35-40.

Mierzykowski S.E., A.R. Major and K.C. Carr.  2000.  Screening level contaminant survey of the Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Milford, Maine.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY97-MEFO-4-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  73 pages, 676KB (SNK Final Report 2000.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. and K.C. Carr.  2000.  Trace element exposure in benthic invertebrates from Grove Pond, Plow Shop Pond, and Nonacoicus Brook - Ayer, Massachusetts.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY00-MEFO-1-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  78 pp. (BenthicInvert_Rep.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E. and K.C. Carr.  1999.  Environmental contaminants in golden shiners from Picnic Pond, U.S. Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY97-MEFO-2-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  25 pages, 106KB (Picnic Pond 1999.pdf)

Matz A.C.  1998.  Organochlorine contaminants and bald eagles Haliaeetus leucocephalus in Maine: investigations at three ecological scales.   Ph.D. Dissertation.  University of Maine.  Orono, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E. and K.C. Carr.  1998.  Environmental contaminants in fish and mussels from Meddybemps Lake, the Dennys River, and East Machias River - Eastern Surplus Superfund Site, Meddybemps, Maine.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY98-MEFO-1-EC.  Maine Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  170 pages, 2.79MB (Dennys River and Eastern Surplus_Report.pdf

Mierzykowski S.E., F.T. Prior, K.M. Munney and K.C. Carr.  1997.  Environmental contaminants in fish from Mere Brook - U.S. Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY97-MEFO-3-EC.  New England Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  46 pages, 980 KB (BNAS BKT Study.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E., C.G. Ingersoll and K.C. Carr.  1997.  Toxicity tests and sediment chemistry at Site 9 (Neptune Drive Disposal Site) - U.S. Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY97-MEFO-1-EC.  New England Field Office.  Old Town, ME. 36 pages, 165KB (Site9_Report.pdf)

Mierzykowski S.E., F.T. Prior, K.M. Munney and K.C. Carr.  1997.  Environmental contaminants in fish from the Nashua River - Fort Devens, Ayer, Massachusetts.  USFWS.   Special Project Report FY97-MEFO-5-EC.  New England Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  68 pages, 311KB (NashuaRiver_Study.pdf)

Welch L.J.  1994.  Contaminant burdens and reproductive rates of bald eagles breeding in Maine.  M.S. Thesis.  University of Maine.  Orono, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E., A.R. Major and K.C. Carr.  1993.  Concentrations of mercury and other environmental contaminants in fish from Grove Pond, Ayer, Massachusetts.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY93-NEFO-4-EC.  New England Field Office.  Old Town, ME.  50 pages, 1.59MB (Grove Pond Report 1993_reformat 2009.pdf)

Major A.R. and K.C. Carr.  1991.  Screening level contaminant survey of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.  USFWS.  Special Project Report FY91-NEFO-7-EC.  New England Field Office.  Concord, NH. 29 pages, 257KB (RCarson_1991 Report.pdf)

 

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