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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Penobscot Bay, Maine
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [43.95, -69.11], North East [44.5, -68.66]|
|Start Date / End Date||1982-01-01 / 1982-12-31|
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