Waters of Woods Hole
A digital record of a historic comprehensive survey of the marine benthic fauna and flora of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA are available at OBIS. The OBIS compiled data includes species name, individual count, lat/lon, and some environmental correlates like depth and salinity.
Dataset Location: OBIS Waters of Woods Hole
Direct Download: OBIS Waters of Woods Hole
Site Location: Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA
Site(s) Georeferenced: Yes
Timespan: 1903 - 1909
Sampling Frequency: once per > 400 dredges
Data Collection Summary / Methods: dredge surveys and compilation of all other marine species known at the time that could not be collected via dredge
Data collected: species id, habitat and environment
OBIS data schema: species name, individual count, date, location, temperature, depth, salinity, nitrogen, oxygen, silicate.
Known Issues: Does not include abundace data.
Best Practices: tips for separating the wheat from the chaff
Conditions for use: 'freely available' and 'open-access' as per OBIS: http://iobis.org/about/vision
Citation/ Distributing Authors: Sumner, F. B., R. C. Osborn, L. J. Cole, and B. M. Davis. A biological survey of the waters of Woods Hole and vicinity. Bulletin of the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries. 1911. 31: 1-860
Original Data Publication - G. M. Bowers. 1913. A biological survey of the waters of Woods Hole and vicinity
Woods Hole Research Center - http://www.whrc.org/
Available via the EcoData Retriever: No