The Macrobenthos of Penobscot Bay, Maine

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27 October 2022
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Description

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.

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Larsen, P.F., A.C. Johnson and A. Pugh. 2010. The Macrobenthos of Penobscot Bay, Maine. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Consulted on http://www.iobis.org on

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Contacts

Peter Larsen
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
US
Abby Benson
  • Metadata Provider
U.S. Geological Survey
US

Geographic Coverage

Penobscot Bay, Maine

Bounding Coordinates South West [43.95, -69.11], North East [44.5, -68.66]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1982-01-01 / 1982-12-31

Additional Metadata

marine, harvest by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 929eb10b-732f-4247-b899-4e3e5681cb4b
https://www1.usgs.gov/obis-usa/ipt/resource?r=mbenthos_penobscotbay