Edward D. Goldberg's proposal of "the Mussel Watch": Reflections after 40years. Academic Article uri icon


  • We chronicle the extensive influence over the past forty years of Professor Edward D. Goldberg and his call in 1975 for a "Mussel Watch" or bivalve sentinel organism approach to assess geographic status and temporal trends of several chemicals of environmental concern in the coastal ocean. Examples of local, regional, national and international programs are discussed briefly as are examples of interesting useful findings and limitations to the Mussel Watch concept. Mussel Watch continues to provide useful data about status and trends of chemical contamination in coastal ecosystems.

published proceedings

  • Mar Pollut Bull

author list (cited authors)

  • Farrington, J. W., Tripp, B. W., Tanabe, S., Subramanian, A., Sericano, J. L., Wade, T. L., & Knap, A. H.

citation count

  • 131

complete list of authors

  • Farrington, John W||Tripp, Bruce W||Tanabe, Shinsuke||Subramanian, Annamalai||Sericano, José L||Wade, Terry L||Knap, Anthony H

publication date

  • September 2016