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

Moss Landing Laboratory Collection

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

Specimens were originally part of the invertebrates collection of Moss Landing Marine Laboratory and were collected during surveys of the continental slope off central California during exploration of potential dredged material disposal sites.

Background (Top)

PI: Dr. James Nybakken
Collections made with support from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Previously housed at Moss Landing Mrine Laboratories, Moss Landing, California. Numerous publications, including: Summers, A. C. & J. Nybakken. 2000. Brittle star distribution patterns and population densities on the continental slope off central California (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). Deep-Sea Research II 47:1107-1137.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Collected in the vicinity of th Farallon Islands, west-southwest of San Francisco Bay, California. Depth range 500-3,000 m.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Echinodermata: primarily ophiuroids.

Documentation (Top)

MLML station data.

Description of Collection (Top)

Wet, presently in 80% ethanol. Mostly identified to species. Housed in LACM Echinoderms Collection wet range. Station data need to be digitized.

Collection Inventory (Top)

This collection contains approximately 300 lots.

Collection Assets (Top)

No collection assets available.

Specimen Condition (Top)

Date 4: New alcohol needed immediately (specimens will otherwise be irreparably damaged) 3: Containers need to be 'topped off' 2: New alcohol needed within next 6-12 months 1: No curation needed at present
12/01/2004 0% 0% 0% 100%

Container Condition (Top)

Date 4: Immediate short-term (less than 5 years) storage container replacement needed. Present containers are inadequate. Curate in the short-term with plastic buckets, whirltop bags, or similar. 3: Specimens contained in museum-grade long-term (greater than 5 years) storage containers. Jars need new closures (e.g. replace Bakelite and metal lids). 2: Transfer to museum-grade long-term storage containers. Replace or transfer to new jars and glass vials, replace cotton and closures. 1: Containers are museum-grade and meet highest curation standards.
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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.
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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.
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Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
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