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SMCC Gulf of Maine Invertebrate Data
Citation
Siegel, Robert E. 2010. SMCC Gulf of Maine Invertebrate Data. Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106-1698, U.S.A.Retrieved from http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa/.

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Notes:

Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, Robert Siegel must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing SMCC databases and acknowledge the use of the OBIS-USA facility. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS-USA.


Description
This Invertebrate Data Base includes the data relating to the specimens collected by the students of Robert Siegel in the Invertebrate Zoology course taught as part of the Applied Marine Biology and Oceanography (AMBO) Program at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC). more

This Invertebrate Data Base includes the data relating to the specimens collected by the students of Robert Siegel in the Invertebrate Zoology course taught as part of the Applied Marine Biology and Oceanography (AMBO) Program at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC). SMCC was formerly known as Southern Maine Vocational-Technical College (SMVTI), and then Southern Maine Technical College (SMTC). The collection began in 1971 and continues to the present (2010) and includes specimens collected primarily (but not exclusively) in the Casco and Saco Bay areas of the Gulf of Maine as our campus is located on the shore of Casco Bay in South Portland. There are entries from as far north as Nova Scotia and as far south as Florida. The procedure that was followed by the students involved collecting live organisms in the marine environment by what ever means they could, i.e. walking along the shore, dredging from a boat, plankton sampling, SCUBA diving, etc. They recorded the location, substrate, date, organism characteristics when live and in the field, associated organisms, etc. They then brought the specimen to the laboratory where they used a variety of dichotomous and tabular identification manuals to identify the organism.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine

Contributors
Southern Maine Community College, moredata provider

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-USA: US Ocean Biogeographic Informaton System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-14
Information last updated: 2012-12-14
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