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Detailed analysis of 35 most common species found in Long Island Sound benthic communities, 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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Description:  image showing the extent of the GIS layer and the location of
samples compiled for detailed analysis of 35 species of the
Long Island Sound benthic communities

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 41.35   S: 40.91   E: -71.86   W: -73.64

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Roman N. Zajac (comp.)
Dataset Title: Detailed analysis of 35 most common species found in Long Island Sound benthic communities
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: 1983-01-01
Stop Date: 1983-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2000 m
Longitude Resolution: 2000 m
Temporal Resolution: Unknown
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GRAB SAMPLERS Ancillary Description
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: 584Kbytes
Distribution Format: ARC
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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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.

P. Pellegrino and W. Hubbard, comps. 1983. Baseline shellfish data for
the assessment of potential environmental impacts associated with
energy activities in Connecticut's coastal zone, Report to the State
of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture Division,
Hartford, CT.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23