Between 1903 and 1907 a comprehensive survey of the marine benthic fauna and
flora of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA was conducted. In the study
greater than 460 dredge samples were taken and all taxa collected identified.
These data along with a variety of habitat and environmental data were
published in 1911. In addition the publication contains information on all ... other marine species in the region at that time that were not or could not be
collected using a dredge. All data were extracted from the published report
and converted to electronic format. In addition, station location data were
converted to standard Latitude and Longitude format. Where possible taxonomic
identifications were updated. An Access database of the complete dataset,
including both original and updated taxonomic information, station
descriptions, habitat information, and notes on species is available on the
SERC website. The original publication is available in PDF format through the
Smithsonian Library as G. M. Bowers. 1913. A biological survey of the waters
of Woods Hole and vicinity.