The Macrobenthos of Penobscot Bay, Maine
Entry ID: PenebscotBay_Macrobenthos

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Summary
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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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.5   S: 43.95   E: -68.66   W: -69.11

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
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-01-01
Stop Date: 1982-12-31
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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., 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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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-03-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10
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