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 2013

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

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.

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, 2013.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Sponges to tunicates.

Documentation (Top)

Invertebrate voucher table is attached.

Description of Collection (Top)

No information available.

Collection Inventory (Top)

No information available.

Collection Assets (Top)

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02/02/2017 View [89.9 kB] Raw specimen data.

Specimen Condition (Top)

No information available.

Container Condition (Top)

No information available.

Label Condition (Top)

Date 4: New labels needed immediately (original labels in poor condition, paper torn/worn, legibility poor). 3: New labels needed within next 1-2 years (original labels beginning to wear, pencil writing fading, low quality paper was used). 2: New labels needed are as a result of curation and accretion of collection. 1: No new labels needed at present.
02/01/2017 0% 0% 40% 60%
Most specimens have already been rehoused and relabeled.

Label Content (Top)

Date 2: New label or additional label needed because original label data is incomplete and supporting documentation provides additional collection data which greately enhances significance and value of each lot. 1: Label content complete. All collection data are contained on label.
02/01/2017 0% 100%

Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
02/01/2017 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Specimens are identified to the lowest level possible.