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Foraminiferal Data for Chincoteague Bay and the Marshes of Assateague Island and the Adjacent Vicinity, Maryland and Virginia

By Alisha M. Ellis, Jaimie E. Shaw, Lisa E. Osterman, and Christopher G. Smith

Summary

Foraminiferal samples were collected from Chincoteague Bay, Newport Bay, and Tom’s Cove as well as the marshes on the back-barrier side of Assateague Island and the Delmarva (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia) mainland by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in March, April (14CTB01), and October (14CTB02) 2014. Samples were also collected by the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) in July 2014 and shipped to the St. Petersburg office for processing. The dataset includes raw foraminiferal and normalized counts for the estuarine grab samples (G), terrestrial surface samples (S), and inner shelf grab samples (G). For further information regarding data collection and sample site coordinates, processing methods, or related datasets, please refer to USGS Data Series 1060 (https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1060), USGS Open-File Report 2015–1219 (https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151219), and USGS Open-File Report 2015–1169 (https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151169).

Note: This data release was versioned on May 30, 2018. Please see the Suggested Citation section for details.

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
14CTB01_G_S_Raw_Foram_Counts.zip
14CTB01 (Spring) G and S raw foraminiferal counts (.xlsx, .csv)
14CTB01_G_S_Raw_Foram_Counts.xml 14CTB01_G_S_Raw_Foram_Counts.txt 14CTB01_G_S_Raw_Foram_Counts.zip
(138 KB)
14CTB02_G_S_Raw_Foram_Counts.zip
14CTB02 (Fall) G and S raw foraminiferal counts (.xlsx, .csv)
14CTB02_G_S_Raw_Foram_Counts.xml 14CTB02_G_S_Raw_Foram_Counts.txt 14CTB02_G_S_Raw_Foram_Counts.zip
(129 KB)
14CTB_InnerShelf_Raw_and_Normalized_25mL_Foram_Counts.zip
14CTB inner shelf G raw and normalized foraminiferal counts (.xlsx, .csv)
14CTB_InnerShelf_Raw_and_
Normalized_Foram_Counts.xml
14CTB_InnerShelf_Raw_and_
Normalized_Foram_Counts.txt
14CTB_InnerShelf_Raw_and_
Normalized_25mL_Foram_Counts.zip

(110 KB)
14CTB01_G_S_Normalized_25mL_Foram_Counts.zip
14CTB01 (Spring) G and S normalized foraminiferal counts (.xlsx, .csv)
14CTB01_G_S_Normalized
_Foram_Counts.xml
14CTB01_G_S_Normalized
_Foram_Counts.txt
14CTB01_G_S_Normalized
_25mL_Foram_Counts.zip

(140 KB)
14CTB02_G_S_Normalized_25mL_Foram_Counts.zip
14CTB02 (Fall) G and S normalized foraminiferal counts (.xlsx, .csv)
14CTB02_G_S_Normalized
_Foram_Counts.xml
14CTB02_G_S_Normalized
_Foram_Counts.txt
14CTB02_G_S_Normalized
_25mL_Foram_Counts.zip

(133 KB)
Supplemental Information
14CTB_TaxonomicReferenceList.pdf (.pdf) Not applicable Not applicable 14CTB_TaxonomicReferenceList.zip
(238 KB)

Graphic map showing the study area in Maryland and Virginia, indicated by the red box, where foraminiferal samples were collected.
Figure 1. All foraminiferal samples were collected within the study area indicated by the red box from Maryland and Virginia.

Suggested Citation

Ellis, A.M., Shaw, J.E., Osterman, L.E., and Smith, C.G., 2018, Foraminiferal data for Chincoteague Bay and the marshes of Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia (ver. 2.0, May 2018): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7Z036CV.

First posted August 23, 2017
Revised May 30, 2018, ver. 2.0

Version History 2.0

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