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Fire Island National Seashore Benthic Macrofauna Sampling Data

Metadata Updated: October 28, 2023

Benthic Macrofauna Sampling Data used to construct benthic habitat maps for FIIS. Data were collected during ground-truth surveys involving the collection of surficial grab samples of the seafloor and sediment profile imagery (SPI). Grab samples for analysis of macrofaunal community structure were collected in triplicate within Otis Pike and Sunken Forest to allow for more robust statistical analyses and to account for small-scale spatial variability that may be present. Single grab samples were taken at each site within East Breach to allow for a broader distribution of sample sites throughout the area. All samples were processed on board the vessel at the time of collection to ensure quality of data and avoid sample degradation. Each sample was sieved through a 0.5 mm mesh and captured macrofauna were retained and preserved in a Rose-Bengal solution to be processed at a designated lab. All individuals were counted and identified to the species level. SPI images were collected to corroborate and complement the acoustic and grab sample data. Images were taken at each grab sample site and also along a series of planned transects designed to cross boundaries identified in the sidescan mosaics. All deployments of the camera were done in triplicate, resulting in six images per site (one deployment of the camera captures two images ten seconds apart).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023
Publisher National Park Service
Identifier NPS_DataStore_2278238
Data First Published 2017-04-19T12:00:00Z
Data Last Modified 2017-04-19
Category Tabular Dataset
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:24
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Harvest Source Title DOI EDI
Homepage URL
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Program Code 010:118, 010:119
Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > National Park Service
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Temporal 2014-01-01T12:00:00Z/2015-01-01T12:00:00Z

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