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Distribution and mapping of the snail Cerithideopsis (Cerithidea) californica at Carpinteria Salt Marsh, California USA, June to August 2012

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2012-06-12
End Date
2013-03-31

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Lafferty, K.D., Wood, A.C., Stewart, T.E., Lubar, A.A., Arbon, Jessica, Birnir, Einar, Hong, Richard, and Hechinger, R.F., 2017, Distribution and mapping of the snail Cerithideopsis (Cerithidea) californica at Carpinteria Salt Marsh, California USA, June to August 2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PG1PWZ.

Summary

We collected detailed spatial data on the density and size distribution of intertidal snails as part of a broader effort to understand food webs in California estuaries. The survey area was Carpinteria Salt Marsh, California USA, which comprises 9 Ha tidal channels, 2 Ha salt flats, 17 Ha upland habitat, 6 Ha tidal pans, 52 Ha vegetated marsh, 2 Ha tidal flats. Using nearly 4,000 transects in potential snail habitat, we mapped snails throughout the estuary. Specifically, we systematically placed transects at intervals stratified within targeted habitat types: channels, pans, or marsh (or planar habitat that was mixed marsh and pan). At a quarter of the quadrats, we also estimated snail size-frequency distributions. Because we recorded [...]

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SnailDistributionMap_final.PNG thumbnail 1.52 MB
IDWHabitatC.zip
“Raster dataset for channel habitat + FGDC metadata”
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IDWHabitatM.zip
“Raster dataset for marsh habitat + FGDC metadata”
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IDWHabitatP.zip
“Raster dataset for pan habitat + FGDC metadata”
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database-Ccalmapping-MASTER.zip
“Snail distribution master CSV file + FGDC metadata”
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SnailDistributionAndMapping.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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Purpose

These data were collected as part of a broader effort to understand food webs in California Estuaries, with particular reference to trematode life cycles.

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