Collection Data

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Heceta Bank / G. Hendler 2000

Section Responsible for Processing



These are deep water collections with complete locality and habitat data. They are in excellent condition and well preserved and in excellent condition. Most specimens will be amenable to molecular analysis.


PI Gordon Hendler

Collection Location and Dates

Heceta Bank is located in the north eastern Pacific, off the Oregon coast. Samples were collected between 19-27 June 2000 with the R/V Brown. Collection depths ranged from 72-340 meters.

Taxonomic Contents

The taxonomic emphasis is echinoderms with 86 lots collected.


G. Hendler provided station list as Excel spreadsheet.

Description of Collection

The bulk of the collections were fixed and preserved in 95% ethanol. A few lots were initially preserved in formalin then transferred to 85% ethanol. The collection is stored in the Polychaete Collection Range (LACM basement).

Collection Inventory

Echinoderms (102 lots); polychaetes (51 lots); crustaceans (41 lots); mollusks (37 lots); sponges (73 lots); cnidarians (24 lots); brachiopods (14 lots); urochordates (20 lots); ectoprocts (12 lots); miscellaneous taxa (e.g., nemerteans, sipunculids, chordates)(12 lots).

Collection Assets

Date View or Retrieve File Information
09/15/2010 Retrieve [1362.3 kB] Raw data sheet
08/15/2008 View [2462.3 kB] Ophiuroidea (Gorgonocephalus eucnemis). Photo by K. Omura.
08/15/2008 View [1323.0 kB] Echinoidea. Photo by K. Omura.
08/15/2008 View [1211.7 kB] Holothuroidea. Photo by K. Omura.
07/16/2002 Retrieve [41.2 kB] Collection inventory

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