Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Marine Invasions Research Lab, North American Sessile Marine Invertebrate SurveyEntry ID: SERC_MIRL_NASMIS
Abstract: As part of a national and global effort to understand and document patterns of
invasion in marine coastal waters, we are collecting invertebrates from
embayments across North America. Invertebrate collecting devices called
settling plates are deployed at marinas, commercial and military docks in
several embayments each year. Settling plates are constructed of both wood and
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) so that both wood-boring species and hard surface
foulers can be collected.
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Data Set Citation
Online Resource: http://www.iobis.org/
Start Date: 2000-03-01Stop Date: 2005-09-03
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INVASIVE SPECIES
Quality The accuracy varies by location according to the source data. Generally, the areas derived from the raster source data have higher accuracy than those data derived from the vector source data.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Digital Download
Distribution Format: DEM or GeoTIFF
Fees: No fees
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-13