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Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Macrobenthos Data for the North Inlet Estuary, Georgetown, South Carolina: 1981-1992

Metadata Updated: May 17, 2013

Samples were taken from two estuarine tidal creek stations (designated BB and DD) in the North Inlet Estuary, SC. Two large cores, with a sediment surface area of 83.3 square centimeters and a depth of 15 centimeters, were collected from each of the two sites from 1981-1985. For most of this period, cores were processed in separate 5 centimeter increments for the top, middle, and bottom portions of the core. Throughout the remainder of the study (1985-1992), eight smaller cores were collected from the BB site only in an effort to increase sampling accuracy. Although the core size and number of replicates changed, the total surface area of sediment sampled remained similar. The smaller cores had a surface area of 18.1 square centimeters and a depth of 5 centimeters. Cores were collected every two weeks during the midday low tide, on the same day as almost all other LTER FAUNA samples, except when water levels were prohibitively high. Macrobenthic animals (defined here as those animals retained on a 0.5 millimeter mesh screen) were identified to the lowest practical taxa. All dominant polychaetes were identified to species. Counts per core were converted to numbers per square meter of surface sediment and standardized for core depth (to 5 centimeters) where necessary. Physical data including tide level, surface water temperature, air temperature, temperature of the sediment/water interface, surface water salinity, and the observed depth of the reduction/oxidation layer were recorded at the same time as the macrobenthic collections.

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Metadata Date September 17, 2004
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) September 17, 2004 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 17, 2004
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) September 17, 2004 (publication)
Responsible Party Univ. of South Carolina's Baruch Institute (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Following academic courtesy standards, the PIs (originators), the North Inlet Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program, the University of South Carolina's Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, and Grantor (see Data Set Credit section) should be fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of these data are used. Use of the data without completely reading and understanding the metadata is not recommended. The Baruch Institute, Baruch Institute researchers, and Grantor are not responsible for the use and/or misuse of data from this database. See the section on Distribution Liability for more information., Access Constraints: None; however, it is strongly recommended that these data be acquired directly from the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way.
Bbox East Long -79.153
Bbox North Lat 33.366
Bbox South Lat 33.296
Bbox West Long -79.270
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Licence According to the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences: The data sets are only as good as the quality assurance and quality control procedures outlined in the Metadata. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use in any further analyses or comparisons. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of any data collected, managed, or disseminated for general or scientific purposes by the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly required that these data be directly acquired from the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. Neither the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, nor the National Science Foundation shall be held liable for unprofessional use of the data described and/or contained herein.
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Reference System
Temporal Extent Begin 1981-01-20
Temporal Extent End 1992-01-31T1137

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