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This initial phase of the project involves assessing the present state of knowledge of sediments in Tampa Bay and the identification of data gaps, or areas where more detailed information is required to achieve project objectives. The literature search produced 273 data sources that from their abstracts in the data base are applicable to the project (Appendix I). Data sources were reviewed by experts in the fields of sedimentology, nutrient chemistry, organic geochemistry, trace metal and radionuclide geochemistry, and benthic biology who then contributed the following summary sections.