Collection Data

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California Bight Survey 2013

Section Responsible for Processing



The Southern California Bight 2013 Regional Monitoring Program (Bight’13) is part of an effort to provide an integrated assessment of environmental condition through cooperative regional-scale monitoring. The Bight’13 program is a continuation of regional surveys conducted in 1994, 1998, 2003, 2008, and represents the joint efforts of more than 90 participating organizations. The Bight’13 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.


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

Southern California Bight, 2013.

Taxonomic Contents

Sponges to tunicates.


Invertebrate voucher table is attached.

Description of Collection

No information available.

Collection Inventory

No information available.

Collection Assets

Date View or Retrieve File Information
02/02/2017 Retrieve [89.9 kB] Raw specimen data.

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