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Great Lakes Research Vessel Operations 1958-2018: Benthos Ponar. (ver. 3.0, April 2019)


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U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, 2019, Great Lakes Research Vessel Operations 1958-2018: Benthos Ponar. (ver. 3.0, April 2019): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


All benthos data represented here expand upon vessel operations (OP table) data, all of which are collected by the United States Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center and it’s partners. The Benthos Tables contain data collected from the research vessel deploying various gear used for benthos data collection. The database uses sample_type to indicate the gear deployed. The tables relating to Benthos are: Benthos_Comments.csv, Benthos_Ponar.csv, and Benthos_LF Data Quality: Note that the following data release is a snapshot of the database at the time of release. Some data quality checks are still being undertaken after the time of release. Also, a large section of this database includes legacy data that if issues arrise for [...]


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rvcat-diagram-BEN-withRef4.pdf 40.08 KB application/pdf
BENTHOS_COMMENTS.csv 12.04 KB text/csv
BENTHOS_LF.csv 122.35 KB text/csv
BENTHOS_PONAR.csv 48.17 KB text/csv


These data were collected and used in connection with numerous research projects, reports to various organizations on Great Lakes' ecosystem health, and for longitudinal data about environmental conditions and species inhabiting the Great Lakes

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