Environmental Benchmark Studies in Casco Bay-Portland Harbor, Maine, April 1980
Entry ID: CascoBay_PortlandHarbor

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Summary
Abstract: The soft bottom macrobenthic communities of Casco Bay and Portland Harbor, Maine were sampled in April 1980 in order to provide an environmental benchmark. Fifty-six subtidal stations were occupied using a 0.1 m2 Smith-McIntyre grab. Depths ranged from 7 to 140 feet. Subsamples were taken for grain size, CHN, trace metal and hydrocarbon analyses. The samples were sieved on a 1.0 mm screen and the fauna removed and identified to the lowest taxonomic level possible. The results yielded 266 putative species several of which represented range extensions. Density ranged from 120 to 36,380/m2 with a mean of 8,743/m2.

Total Distribution Records: 1847
Total Number of Taxa: 266
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 43.85   S: 43.6   E: -69.95   W: -70.27

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Larsen, P.F., A.C. Johnson. L.F. Dogget and A. Pugh
Dataset Title: Environmental Benchmark Studies in Casco Bay - Portland Harbor, Maine, April 1980
Dataset Series Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/NEC-19
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Other Citation Details: 173 pp.
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 1980-12-31
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Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.bigelow.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PETER F. LARSEN
Email: PLarsen at bigelow.org
Contact Address:
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
City: West Boothbay Harbor
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04575
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: PLarsen at bigelow.org
Contact Address:
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
City: West Boothbay Harbor
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04575
Publications/References
Larsen, P.F., A.C. Johnson and L.F. Doggett. 1983. Environmental Benchmark Studies in Casco Bay - Portland Harbor, Maine, April 1980. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/NEC-19. 173 pp.
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-06
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