The Macrobenthos of Penobscot Bay, MaineEntry ID: PenebscotBay_Macrobenthos
Abstract: The soft bottom macrobenthic communities of Penobscot Bay, Maine were sampled in June and July 1982 in order to provide an environmental benchmark. Forty-nine subtidal stations were occupied using a 0.1 m2 Smith-McIntyre grab. Depths ranged from 9 to 126 m. 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 226 putative species. Density ranged from 80 to 18,430/m2 with a mean of 3,475/m2.
Total Distribution Records: 1640
Total Number of Taxa: 226
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Larsen, P.F., A.C. Johnson and A. Pugh.
Dataset Title: The Macrobenthos of Penobscot Bay, Maine
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Publisher: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Start Date: 1982-01-01Stop Date: 1982-12-31
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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., and A.C. Johnson. 1985. The Macrobenthos of Penobscot Bay, Maine. Bigelow Laboratory Technical Report No. 51. West Boothbay Harbor, ME. 83 pp.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-03-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-06-11