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The data represent hourly temperatures recorded at four permanent subtidal monitoring sites around San Nicolas Island, CA between November 2015 and October 2019. The temperatures were recorded by TidbiT (registered trademark) v2 model UTBI-001 (Onset Computer Corporation, Bourne, Massachusetts) archival temperature loggers attached at the sea floor. The loggers were deployed approximately 10-12 m deep at Nav Fac (12 m) on the north side of the island, at West End Urchin (11 m) on the southwest side, at east Dutch Harbor (11 m) on the south side, and at Daytona Beach (10 m) near the east end of the island.
The data consist of levels of organic pollutants found in the blue mussels (Mytelus trossulus) samples from 44 sites along the Aleutian archipelago and in Cross Sound in southeast Alaska. For each site, the percent lipid, percent water and the sum of the target organic compounds are reported. The compounds are PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), DDTs (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethanes), HCHs (hexachlorocyclohexanes), chlordane, and HCB (hexachlorocyclobenzene).
The data consist of levels of organic pollutants found in the blood of sea otters captured from five areas in the western aleutian Islands and in Cross Sound in southeast Alaska. For each location, the sample size, and the median and range of values for each compound is provided. The compounds are PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), DDTs (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethanes), HCHs (hexachlorocyclohexanes), chlordane, HCB (hexachlorocyclobenzene), and dieldrin.
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The GIS shapefile Extra limit counts of southern sea otters 2019 is a point layer representing the locations of sea otter sightings that fall outside the officially recognized range of the southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) in mainland California. These data were collected during the spring 2019 range-wide census. The USGS range-wide sea otter census has been undertaken each year since 1982, using consistent methodology involving both ground-based and aerial-based counts. The spring census provides the primary basis for gauging population trends by State and Federal management agencies. Sea otter distribution in California (the mainland range) is considered to comprise a band of potential habitat stretching...
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The data represent 3 replicate measures of linear distance along 30 fixed transects on permanent subtidal monitoring sites around San Nicolas Island, CA. There were six sites, each of which had five 10-meter by 2-meter band transects on which a suite of kelps and macroinvertebrates was repeatedly counted over almost four decades. Although the transects are each approximately 10 m long, as measured with a meter tape extended between start and end eyebolts set in the sea floor, crevices, boulders, and reef structure provide much more than 20 square meters of surface area. In an effort to quantify the differences in rugosity between the transects, a 13 cm-circumference electronic surveyor’s wheel was used to measure...
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