A Biological Survey of the Waters of Woods Hole and Vacinity

Dataset credit

iOBIS and Richard Osman


Primary contact Richard Osman


Osman, R. 2011. A Biological Survey of the Waters of Woods Hole and Vacinity. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150230) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from iOBIS (http:www.iobis.org).


Description of the contents of this resource. Between 1903 and 1907 a comprehensive survey of the marine benthic fauna and flora of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA was conducted. In the study greater than 460 dredge samples were taken and all taxa collected identified. These data along with a variety of habitat and environmental data were published in 1911. In addition the publication contains information on all other marine species in the region at that time that were not or could not be collected using a dredge. All data were extracted from the published report and converted to electronic format. In addition, station location data were converted to standard Latitude and Longitude format. Where possible taxonomic identifications were updated. An Access database of the complete dataset, including both original and updated taxonomic information, station descriptions, habitat information, and notes on species is available on the SERC website. The original publication is available in PDF format through the Smithsonian Library as G. M. Bowers. 1913. A biological survey of the waters of Woods Hole and vicinity



Supplemental information

Original data obtained from no_url and registered into iOBIS on 2008-02-06. This dataset on OBIS-SEAMAP is a subset of marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records from the dataset on iOBIS (Total number of records: 46294) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11


. . 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.
Data on iOBIS. 2007. http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=230. obtained on 2011-10-11.
Original data source. . http://www.whrc.org/. obtained on 2007-07-20.



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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
Marine mammals8
Sea turtles8
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species-4
Date, Begin
Date, End
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude41.35 - 41.63
Longitude-71.32 - -70.68
Coord. prec.2 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
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