Coastal Ecology of the Virginian Biogegraphic Province


This dataset describes water quality and aquatic communities for estuaries, bays, and tidal rivers between Cape Cod, MA and Cape Henry, VA.

Dataset Location: Ecological Archives

Site Location: Virginian Biogeographic Province

Sites Georefferenced: No

Timespan: 1990-1993

Sampling Frequency: annually

Methods: Sampling stations (Fig. 1) were systematically randomly sampled from estuary and coastal waters. For field methods refer to Reifsteck, D. R., C. J. Strobel, and D. J. Keith. 1993. EMAP-Estuaries 1993 Virginian Province field operations and safety manual. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory, Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA. 

Data Collected: water quality (temperature, salinity, clarity, dissolved oxygen); contamination and toxicity of sediment; structure of bentic and fish communities; gross external pathology of fishes

Citation: Stephen S. Hale, Melissa M. Hughes, Charles J. Strobel, Henry W. Buffum, Jane L. Copeland, and John F. Paul. 2002. Coastal ecological data from the Virginian Biogeographic Province, 1990–1993. Ecology 83:2942.

Available via EcoData Retriever: No

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