Environmental Benchmark Studies in Casco Bay-Portland Harbor, Maine, April 1980Entry ID: CascoBay_PortlandHarbor
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
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.
Start Date: 1980-01-01Stop Date: 1980-12-31
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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
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