Aspects of the DAMOS Monitoring Program in the New England Region,
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A synopsis is given of an ocean monitoring program designed to assess the impact of disposal of dredged material. The program extends to sites which have differing physical characteristics, thus requiring some individualistic treatment. Important criteria in terms of equipment capabilities are cited, and measures utilized to monitor physical, biological, and chemical parameters are described. The use of sentinel organisms, especially Mytilus edulis, is an important component in the program design. The program, in its present state, has been employed for five years in the New England region.