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dc.contributor.author Cimburg, Robert L. en
dc.contributor.author Smith, Robert W. en
dc.contributor.author Cadien, Donald B. en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-10T20:50:15Z en
dc.date.available 2011-03-10T20:50:15Z en
dc.date.issued 1993 en
dc.identifier.citation Cimburg, Robert L., Robert W. Smith and Donald B. Cadien. "Distribution of Benthic Infaunal Communities in the Vicinity of Point Conception, California." In: 3rd California Islands Symposium. 1987. 221-232. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10139/3392 en
dc.description.abstract Between 1982- 1984, soft- bottom infaunal benthic assemblages were investigated along the shelf and slopes of the Santa Maria and Santa Barbara Basins, near Pt. Conception, California. These efforts were part of a long-term study to determine possible impacts of oil and gas developments. Data analysis delineated five communities whose distribution varied with depth and location along the coast. These spatial trends corresponded better with overlying dissolved oxygen (DO) values and sediment grain size, rather than with other environmental factors. Evaluation of data from this and other subtidal studies along the west coast of North America indicates that dissolved oxygen levels below 4 mg/1 appear to have an important effect on regulating the distribution of infaunal communities. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher National Park Service en
dc.rights All rights reserved by copyright holder. en
dc.subject Southern California Bight en
dc.title Distribution of Benthic Infaunal Communities in the Vicinity of Point Conception, California en
dc.type Article en


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