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A Historical Record of Sponges, Bryozoa and Ascidians on the Coast of Maine: 1843-1980 (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences)
Entry ID: MaineInvasives

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Summary
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 Sources include the primary literature, scientific and technical reports and unpublished records and field notes of marine researchers.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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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.2   S: 42.6   E: -66.9   W: -70.7

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
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1843-01-01
Stop Date: 1980-12-31
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 obissupport@marine.rutgers.edu the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.

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Data Center
Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.bigelow.org/
Dataset ID: MaineInvasives

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
Anderson, J.M., A.C. Borror, L. Bush, O.H. Hewitt, J.M. Kingsbury, class and staff. 1975. Checklist of the marine flora and fauna of the Isles of Shoals. 1978 ed. Pamphlet of the Shoals Marine Laboratory, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, New York. 26 pp.

Bilyard, G.R. 1974. The feeding habits and ecology of Dentalium entale stimpsoni,Henderson (Mollusca: Scaphapoda). ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18


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