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SMCC Gulf of Maine Invertebrate Data
Entry ID: SMCCInverts

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Abstract: This Invertebrate Database includes the data relating to the specimens collected by my students in the Invertebrate Zoology course taught as part of the Applied Marine Biology and Oceanography (AMBO) Program at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC). SMCC was formerly known as Southern Maine Vocational-Technical College (SMVTI), and then Southern Maine Technical College (SMTC). The collection ... View entire text

Purpose: The data set is based on a database being developed which lists the collection of specimens over 40 years in the Gulf of Maine with the ability to observe, non-quantitatively, the appearance and disappearance of species from the main collection areas.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.39   S: 30.39   E: -67.0   W: -86.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert E. Siegel
Dataset Title: SMCC Gulf of Maine Invertebrate Data
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: 2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106-1698, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Southern Maine Community College
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1969-09-01
Stop Date: 2006-03-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The information in the “SMCC Gulf of Maine Invertebrate Database” is a compilation of forty plus years of student collections in the Marine Invertebrate Zoology course at Southern Maine Community College, Applied Marine Biology and Oceanography (AMBO) Program. This course is designed as an invertebrate field collection and taxonomy course.The specimens handed in and ... View entire text
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Use Constraints Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, Robert Siegel must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing SMCC databases and acknowledge the use of the OBIS-USA facility. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS-USA.
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Data Center
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: SMCCInverts

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-887-6043
Email: Philip.Goldstein at
Distribution Format: Text
Fees: None
Phone: 207-415-9373
Email: Professorsiegel38 at
Contact Address:
Southern Maine Community College
City: South Portland
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04106
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24

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