Collection Data

Page Contents: Section | Significance | Background | Location & Dates | Taxonomic Contents | Documentation | Description of Collection | Collection Inventory | Collection Assets | Specimen Condition | Container Condition | Label Condition | Label Content | Level of Taxonomic Identification

California Bight Survey 2008

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

The Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program (Bight'08) is part of an effort to provide an integrated assessment of environmental condition through cooperative regional-scale monitoring. The Bight'08 program is a continuation of regional surveys conducted in 1994, 1998 and 2003, and represents the joint efforts of more than 90 participating organizations. The Bight'08 program consists of several elements including: Sediment Toxicity, Sediment Chemistry, Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS), Demersal Fishes and Megabenthic Invertebrates, Benthic Macrofauna, Offshore Water Quality, Rocky Reefs, Shoreline Microbiology, and Bioaccumulation.

Background (Top)

The California Ocean Plan designates 14 different Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) in southern California, covering roughly 280 kilometers of coastline, as water quality protected areas. The Ocean Plan stipulates that ASBS shall receive "no discharge of waste" and "maintain natural water quality". More information was needed to determine the range of natural conditions and whether ASBS are adequately protected, especially during wet weather when runoff discharges are common.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Southern California Bight, 2008.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Sponges to tunicates.

Documentation (Top)

Extensive documentation is attached as zip files.

Description of Collection (Top)

No information available.

Collection Inventory (Top)

No information available.

Collection Assets (Top)

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01/29/2015 View [134.9 kB] Summary of 2008 Southern California Bight Regional Monitoring Program (Bight '08). Coastal Ecology Component.
01/29/2015 View [142.9 kB] Summary of 2008 Southern California Bight Regional Monitoring Program (Bight '08). Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) Component.
01/29/2015 View [3875.0 kB] Areas of Special Biologial Significance.
01/29/2015 View [63664.7 kB] B08_EstuarineEutrophication_FactSheet.pdf
01/29/2015 View [1010.1 kB] Bight '08 station data, all.xlsx
Bight '08 Voucher Specimens.docx
LACSD Bight_08_Vouchers.XLS
01/29/2015 View [68675.9 kB] All available files.
10/15/2014 View [442.7 kB] Bight'08 Benthic Lab Manual 18Jun2008.
10/15/2014 View [2256.0 kB] B98grabs, B98Trawls, B03Grabs, B03Trawls, B08Grabs, B08Trawls.

Specimen Condition (Top)

No information available.

Container Condition (Top)

No information available.

Label Condition (Top)

No information available.

Label Content (Top)

No information available.

Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

No information available.