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Macrobenthic infaunal communities associated with deep-sea hydrocarbon seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, 2009-2010

Dates

Publication Date
Time Period
2009-08-22
Time Period
2010-10-18
Time Period
2010-10-19
Time Period
2010-10-30

Citation

Washburn, T.W., Demopoulos, A.W., and Montagna, P.A., 2018, Macrobenthic infaunal communities associated with deep-sea hydrocarbon seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, 2009-2010: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7FN155W.

Summary

These data represent several benthic cores collected near chemosynthetic seep habitats during 2009 and 2012. Sediment cores were collected near several natural hydrocarbon seeps with ROV deployed push cores. The purpose of these samples is to examine benthic communities associated with natural hydrocarbon seepage in the deep sea as well as compare these communities to areas associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout. Samples were collected in the northern Gulf of Mexico, mostly south of Louisiana, and at depths ranging from 500 to 2600 meters. Sample processing and species identification occurred from 2014 – 2016. Macrofauna (>300 um) were identified to the lowest taxonomic unit.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Travis W Washburn
Originator :
Travis W Washburn, Amanda W Demopoulos, Paul A Montagna
Metadata Contact :
Travis W Washburn
publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Purpose

To describe benthic communities associated with natural hydrocarbon seeps and compare them to communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon blowout.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7FN155W

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