[Parameters: Topic='BIOSPHERE', Term='AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS', Variable_Level_1='ESTUARINE HABITAT']
A Historical Record of Sponges, Bryozoa and Ascidians on the Coast of Maine: 1843-1980 (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences)Entry ID: MaineInvasives
Abstract: Records of the occurrences of marine and estuarine sponges, bryozoans and ascideans on the coast of Maine have been compiled from the historic literature spanning the time frame of 1843 to 1980. These records variously include information on location, abundance, depth and habitat notes. Also available in many cases are common synonymies and scientific author. Sources include the primary literature, scientific and technical reports and unpublished records and field notes of marine researchers. The taxonomy of the species has been verified on the website WoRMS and by taxonomic experts. A few records need further investigation. These data have been georeferenced and entered into the OBIS database providing world-wide access and various search capabilities.
Purpose: The purpose of this exercise is to provide a searchable database for researchers and managers wishing to investigate patterns of distribution of native and invasive species in both time and space along the coast of Maine.
OBIS Schema concepts present in this database (or soon to be included) are: Valid scientific name, higher taxa, scientific author, locality of occurrence, latitude and longitude, field notes and common synonyms.
Total Distribution Records: 623
Total Number of Taxa: 205
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Larsen, P.F.
Dataset Title: A Historical Record of Sponges, Bryozoa and Ascidians on the Coast of Maine:1843-1980
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Dataset Release Place: West Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Dataset Publisher: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Start Date: 1843-01-01Stop Date: 1980-12-31
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > BRYOZOANS/MOSS ANIMALS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SPONGES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > TUNICATES > SEA SQUIRTS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > ESTUARINE HABITAT
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility.
For information purposes, email to firstname.lastname@example.org the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.
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Email: PLarsen at bigelow.org
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
City: West Boothbay Harbor
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04575
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Bilyard, G.R. 1974. The feeding habits and ecology of Dentalium entale stimpsoni,Henderson (Mollusca: Scaphapoda). ... Veliger 17:1.38.
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Borei, H.G. Species lists from Swans Island Marine Station. University of Pennsylvania.
Borror, A.C. 1968‑69. Checklist of the marine fauna and flora of the Muscongus Bay, Lincoln County area of the Maine coast. Unpub. list. 6 pp.
Button, A.G. 1975. Species checklist from Moose Point State Park, Belfast, Maine.
Chase, G.L. 1967. An ecological survey of the littoral zone of Ft. Point Cove, Sandy Point, and Lamoine Beach, ME. University of Maine. Unpub. manuscript. 19 pp.
Dean, D. 1970. Water quality benthic invertebrate relationships in estuaries. Project Completion Report A‑011‑Me. Maine Water Resources Center, Orono. 31 pp.
Dean, D.. 1977. Report on the bottom animals found in the sediments of the proposed ocean dump site northeast of Sequin Island, Maine. Ira C. Darling Center Ref. No. 77‑13.
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DeLaubenfels, M.W. 1949. The sponges of Woods Hole and adjacent waters. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 103: 3‑55.
Doggett, L.F. 1979. An Intertidal Survey of Marine Fauna of Great Wass Island, Maine. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Tech. Rept. No. 1-80. West Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 44 pp.
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Frings, H. and M. Frings. 1953. Notes on invertebrates found at Salisbury Cove, Maine in July 1952. Bull. Mt. Desert Ist. Biol. Lab. 1953: 41.
Fuller, J.L. 1946. Season of attachment and growth of sedentary marine organisms at Lamoine Maine. Ecol., Vol. 27: 150‑158.
Haefner, P.A. Species lists from student field trips. Unpublished. University of Maine.
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Kingsley, J.S. 1901. Preliminary catalogue of marine invertebrata of Casco Bay, Maine. Proc. Portland Soc. Nat. Hist. 2: 159‑183.
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Langer, P. 1975. Species lists from Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays. Unpublished.
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Larsen, P.F., and L. F. Doggett. 1978b. Gradient study of the Sheepscot River estuary. Unpub. data.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-04-16