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W.E. Pequegnat Deep Gulf of Mexico Benthic Fauna

Abstract: This data set consists of the benthic sampling carried out beyond the
continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico by Willis Pequegnat of Texas A&M,
primarily in the 1960's and 70's. The data were hand entered from a copy of:

Pequegnat, W.E. 1983. The ecological communities of the continental slope and
adjacent regimes of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Prepared for the Minerals
Management Service under ... View entire text
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Description: Scanned pdf file of the original technical report containing data.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 30.0   S: 18.5   E: -82.0   W: -96.5
Min Depth: 100 M Max Depth: 3600 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: W.E. Pequegnat
Dataset Title: Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope Megafauna
Dataset Series Name: MMS Gulf of Mexico Conversion Benthic Fauna 1
Dataset Release Date: Jan. 1, 2007
Dataset Release Place: Louisiana State University
Dataset Publisher: Louisiana State University
Version: 1.0
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1964-01-01
Stop Date: 1973-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 00.01
Longitude Resolution: 00.01
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Vertical Resolution: 10 M
Vertical Resolution Range: 10 meters - < 30 meters
Temporal Resolution: 24 hours
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
start here with 1 in span in link Ancillary Description
Quality Data are non-quantitative both in sense that dredging/trawling are non-quant
and actual counts were omitted from the published data source.

Specimens were conscientiously sorted into single-species groups by a series of
students working on master's and doctoral degrees. Taxonomic experts
cooperated in the identifications and vouchers were files with the U.S.
National Museum of Natural History. The classification applied in the 60's and
70's may no longer be considered valid taxa and should be reviewed before
phylogenetic analyses are undertaken.
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Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: 225-578-6511
Fax: 225-578-6326
Email: rcarne1 at
Contact Address:
Dept. Oceanography & Coastal Science
Louisiana State University
City: Baton Rouge
Province or State: Louisiana
Postal Code: 70803
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-04-01

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