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Benthic community samples in Long Island Sound collected by P.L. McCall (1975), USGS OFR 00-304

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Abstract: This GIS layer, which focuses on benthic communities, was developed as
part of a cooperative project between the University of New Haven, the
Connecticut DEP, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Benthic communities
are an integral component of the ecology of Long Island
Sound. Understanding the role that spatial heterogeneity plays in the
dynamic of benthic landscapes may be a key to developing a ... View entire text
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P.L. McCall 1975 samples

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 41.25   S: 40.98   E: -72.64   W: -73.08

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Roman N. Zajac (comp.)
Dataset Title: Samples collected by P.L. McCall (1975)
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Release Place: Woods Hole, MA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: OFR 00-304
Other Citation Details: In Paskevich, V. and L. J. Poppe, eds., 2000, Open-File Report 00-304
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-01-01
Stop Date: 1975-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10000 m
Longitude Resolution: 8000 m
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Access Constraints The University of New Haven and the U.S. Geological Survey must be
referenced as the originator of the data set in any future products or
as research derived from these data. Although this derived data set
and its lineage dataset have been used by the University of New Haven
and the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the
University of New Haven or the USGS as to the accuracy of the data
and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute
any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the University
of New Haven or the USGS in the use of the data or related materials.
Use Constraints None
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Originating Center
Data Center
Woods Hole Science Center, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (508) 548-8700
Fax: (508) 457-2310
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Distribution Size: 4Kbytes
Distribution Format: ARCView
Fees: none
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Phone: 203-932-7114
Email: zajacrn at
Contact Address:
Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of New Haven
300 Orange Avenue
City: West Haven
Province or State: CT
Postal Code: 06516
Country: USA
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P.L. McCall (ed.). 1975. The influence of disturbance on community
patterns and adaptive strategies of the infaunal benthos of central
Long Island Sound.

Paskevich, V. and L. J. Poppe, eds., 2000, Georeferenced sea-floor
mapping and bottom photography in Long Island Sound - U.S. Geological
Survey Open-File Report 00-304, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole
Field Center.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05