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dc.contributor.author Cimburg, Robert L.
dc.contributor.author Smith, Robert W.
dc.contributor.author Cadien, Donald B.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-10T20:50:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-10T20:50:15Z
dc.date.issued 1993
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_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10139/3392
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_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Park Service en_US
dc.rights All rights reserved by copyright holder. en_US
dc.subject Southern California Bight en_US
dc.title Distribution of Benthic Infaunal Communities in the Vicinity of Point Conception, California en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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