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Benthos and Plankton data for Waukegan Harbor Area of Concern, Illinois, and Burns Harbor-Port of Indiana Non-Area of Concern, Indiana, in 2015

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2015-06-09
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2015-06-10
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2015-08-11
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2015-08-13

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Scudder Eikenberry, B.C., Templar, H.A., Burns, D.J., Dobrowolski, E.G., and Schmude, K.L., 2017, Benthos and Plankton data for Waukegan Harbor Area of Concern, Illinois, and Burns Harbor-Port of Indiana Non-Area of Concern, Indiana, in 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7CN7259.

Summary

During two seasonal sampling events in spring (June) and fall (August) of 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, collected benthos (benthic invertebrates) and plankton (zooplankton and phytoplankton) at three sites each in the Waukegan Harbor Area of Concern (AOC) in Illinois and in Burns Harbor-Port of Indiana, a non-AOC, in Indiana. Physical and chemical data were sampled concurrently (specific conductance, temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll-a, total and volatile suspended solids in water samples; particle size and volatile-on-ignition solids of sediment in benthic grab samples). Benthos were collected by using Hester-Dendy [...]

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USGS Sampling Boat for Benthos and Plankton Studies.JPG
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Table 1. Water-Quality from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.csv
“Water quality data”
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Table 1. Water-Quality from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.xlsx
“Water quality data”
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Table 2.Sediment Size Fractions and Volatile-on-Ignition from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.csv
“Sediment data”
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Table 2.Sediment Size Fractions and Volatile-on-Ignition from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.xlsx
“Sediment data”
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Table 3.Chlorophyll-a and Suspended Solids from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.csv
“Chlorophyll-a and suspended solids data”
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Table 3.Chlorophyll-a and Suspended Solids from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.xlsx
“Chlorophyll-a and suspended solids data”
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Table 4.Invertebrates in Dredge Samples from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.csv
“Invertebrates in dredge samples data”
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Table 4.Invertebrates in Dredge Samples from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.xlsx
“Invertebrates in dredge samples data”
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Table 5.Invertebrates in Artificial Substrate Samples from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.csv
“Invertebrates in artificial substrates samples data”
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Table 5.Invertebrates in Artificial Substrate Samples from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.xlsx
“Invertebrates in artificial substrates samples data”
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Table 6.Zooplankton from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.csv
“Zooplankton data”
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Table 6.Zooplankton from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.xlsx
“Zooplankton data”
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Table 7.Soft Algae Phytoplankton from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.csv
“Soft algae phytoplankton data”
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Table 7.Soft Algae Phytoplankton from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.xlsx
“Soft algae phytoplankton data”
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Table 8.Diatom Phytoplankton from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.csv
“Diatom phytoplankton data”
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Table 8.Diatom Phytoplankton from Waukegan Harbor IL and Burns Harbor IN_2015.xlsx
“Diatom phytoplankton data”
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Metadata_Waukegan Harbor AOC and Burns Harbor Port of Indiana in 2015.xml
“Original FGDC metadata file”
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Purpose

The purpose of the study was to assess the ecological status of the benthos and plankton communities and whether or not these communities at the AOC were degraded in comparison to the communities at the non-AOC, a presumptively less-impaired harbor than the AOC.
Photo of USGS sampling boat
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