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
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.
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-03-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10