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Southwest Florida Shelf Benthic Communities Study Cores

Abstract: Data consist of benthic invertebrates collected by 0.057m^2 box cores taken on
the southwest Florida continental shelf by Continental Shelf Associates as part
of the Southwest Florida Shelf Ecosystems Study supported by the Minerals
Management Service. Data were converted from National Oceanographic Data
Center archives by R.S. Carney of LSU with MMS support.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 27.0   S: 24.0   E: -82.0   W: -85.0
Min Depth: 20 Max Depth: 150

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: R.S. Carney
Dataset Title: Southwest Florida Shelf Benthic Communities Study Cores
Dataset Release Place: Louisiana State University
Dataset Publisher: Louisiana State University
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-01-01
Stop Date: 1985-12-31
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality Data were collected by commercial companies with considerable field experience
but limited taxonomic expertise. Identifications depended upon experts
examining voucher specimens. Vouchers are on file at the U.S. National Museum
of Natural History, but the vouchers have not been cross checked with the data
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Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: 225-578-6511
Fax: 225-578-6326
Email: rcarne1 at
Contact Address:
Dept. Oceanography & Coastal Science
Louisiana State University
City: Baton Rouge
Province or State: Louisiana
Postal Code: 70803
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24