South TX Outer Continental Shelf and MI, AL, and FL Outer Continental Shelf benthic organism sampling 1974-1978

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Benthic organisms data were collected using sediment sampler and net casts BELLOWS and other platforms in the Gulf of Mexico from 16 May 1974 to 20 February 1978. Data were collected and submitted by Dr. William Sackett of Texas University with support from the Outer Continental Shelf project. The data are from field sampling or surveys of bottom dwelling marine organisms in F132 format (described at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f132.htmland). The data provide information on species counts and species wet weight from samples collected by point sampling (grab or core) or by tow (dredge or trawl). Three operational kinds of data include: Epifauna, Infauna, and Meiofauna benthic organisms data that roughly correspond to the different sampling methods and collecting institutions that were part of this study. Cruise information such as vessel, start and end dates, investigator, and institution/agency; station numbers, positions and times; and equipment and methods are reported for each survey. Number of individual organisms or total weight of all organisms in the sample is reported for each taxonomic category identified by the researchers (often to Genus and Species taxonomic resolution).

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Metadata Date 2017-04-13T21:54:25Z
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) May 16, 1974 (Start Date), February 20, 1978 (End Date)
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Metadata Date 2017-04-13T21:54:25Z
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) May 16, 1974 (Start Date), February 20, 1978 (End Date)
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