Abundance, biomass, and density of benthic macroinvertebrates collected from R/V Laurentian in Lake Huron, Great Lakes from 2006-09-01 to 2012-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0185753)

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Raw data from the benthic macroinvertebrate surveys conducted in Saginaw Bay in 2006-2009, and in Lake Huron, including Georgian Bay and North Channel, in 2007 and 2012. These basic benthic survey data provide number of each taxon in each replicate sample (abundance), density, and biomass.
  • Cite as: Nalepa, Thomas F.; Riseng, Catherine M.; Elgin, Ashley K.; Lang, Gregory A.; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2019). Abundance, biomass, and density of benthic macroinvertebrates collected from R/V Laurentian in Lake Huron, Great Lakes from 2006-09-01 to 2012-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0185753). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0185753. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2006-09-01 to 2012-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.3
S: 43.2
E: -79.8
W: -84.5
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Abundance and Distribution of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Lake Huron System: Saginaw Bay, 2006-2009, and Lake Huron, including Georgian Bay and North Channel, 2007 and 2012
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-03-05
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 5HT4E2
Purpose The objective of these benthic surveys was to update the status of the benthic community and thereby extend temporal assessments of previously-defined trends in Lake Huron. Previous surveys were conducted in Saginaw Bay in 1991-1996, in Lake Huron in 2000 and 2003, and in Georgian Bay and North Channel in 2002. Based on these previous surveys, benthic macroinvertebrate communities in both Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron had undergone major changes since the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Nalepa, Thomas F.; Riseng, Catherine M.; Elgin, Ashley K.; Lang, Gregory A.; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2019). Abundance, biomass, and density of benthic macroinvertebrates collected from R/V Laurentian in Lake Huron, Great Lakes from 2006-09-01 to 2012-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0185753). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0185753. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Nalepa, Thomas F.
  • Riseng, Catherine M.
  • Elgin, Ashley K.
  • Lang, Gregory A.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
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  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
Provider Keywords
  • Benthic Species- Taxa Abundance
  • Benthic Species- Taxa Biomass
  • Benthic Species- Taxa Density
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/GLERL > Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Provider Instruments
  • Ponar grab
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > GREAT LAKES, CANADA
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
Place Keywords
  • Lake Huron
Project keywords Provider Project Names
  • Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) Benthic Surveys
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Nalepa, Thomas F.; Riseng, Catherine M.; Elgin, Ashley K.; Lang, Gregory A.; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2019). Abundance, biomass, and density of benthic macroinvertebrates collected from R/V Laurentian in Lake Huron, Great Lakes from 2006-09-01 to 2012-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0185753). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0185753. Accessed [date].
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  • 2019-03-05T15:58:24Z - NCEI Accession 0185753 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: BENTHIC SPECIES - TAXA ABUNDANCE (measured); Units: no. / grab; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: sediment sampler - grab; Sampling and Analyzing Method: In the laboratory, material collected by the Ponar grab and retained in the 0.5-mm sleeve was placed into a white enamel pan or a large petri dish, and organisms were removed and counted under a 1.5x magnifier lamp, or under low-power of a binocular microscope. Organisms were sorted, counted, and placed into separate vials by major taxonomic groups. For more detailed information see Nalepa, T. F., D. L. Fanslow, M. B. Lansing, G. A. Lang, M. Ford, G. Gostenick, and D. J. Hartson. 2002. Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-122. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-122; Data Quality Method: Nalepa, T. F., D. L. Fanslow, M. B. Lansing, G. A. Lang, M. Ford, G. Gostenick, and D. J. Hartson. 2002. Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-122. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-122.
  • Parameter or Variable: BENTHIC SPECIES - TAXA BIOMASS (measured); Units: gAFDW / m2; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: sediment sampler - grab; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Biomass (ash-free dry weight) calculated following the procedures described in Nalepa, T.F., Riseng, C.M., Elgin, A.K., & Lang, G.A., 2018. Abundance and Distribution of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Lake Huron System: Saginaw Bay, 2006-2009, and Lake Huron, including Georgian Bay and North Channel, 2007 and 2012. US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Technical Memorandum GLERL-172. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-172/tm-172.pdf.; Data Quality Method: Nalepa, T. F., D. L. Fanslow, M. B. Lansing, G. A. Lang, M. Ford, G. Gostenick, and D. J. Hartson. 2002. Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-122. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-122.
  • Parameter or Variable: BENTHIC SPECIES - TAXA DENSITY (measured); Units: no./m2; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: sediment sampler - grab; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Density calculated following the procedures described in Nalepa, T.F., Riseng, C.M., Elgin, A.K., & Lang, G.A., 2018. Abundance and Distribution of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Lake Huron System: Saginaw Bay, 2006-2009, and Lake Huron, including Georgian Bay and North Channel, 2007 and 2012. US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Technical Memorandum GLERL-172. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-172/tm-172.pdf.; Data Quality Method: Nalepa, T. F., D. L. Fanslow, M. B. Lansing, G. A. Lang, M. Ford, G. Gostenick, and D. J. Hartson. 2002. Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-122. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-122.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • sediment sampler - grab
Platform
  • LAURENTIAN
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