Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0002501
Salinity measurements were taken using a Leica Refractometer. Enterococci most probable number (MPN) analysis was done using EPA approved IDEXX Enterolert method. Enterolert uses 4-methylumbelliferyl-Β-D-glucoside as the nutrient-indicator. This compound, when metabolized by enterococci present in the water sample, releases 4-methylumbelliferone, which exhibits blue fluorescence under the long-wavelength ultraviolet lamp.
EPA standards for the yearly geometric mean (geomean) values for enterococci concentrations are set at 35 enterococci bacteria/100mL in marine waters. (51 FR 8012, March 7, 1986) The State of Hawaii, which has the most stringent standard of all the states, has set 7 enterococci/100mL. (Department of Health 1990).
Sample dates, locations, and units are defined in each file. A redundant ASCII copies was made with same file name except for a CSV (Comma Separated Version) extention.
Ancillary files: (downloaded from <http://www.wcc.hawaii.edu/water/>) name comment BEACHMAP.jpg map of locations summary.jpg summary of data summary.txt site description and results