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Abstract: Marine Worms 2005 - Data based on interviews with commercial marine bait worm harvesters and site visits carried out between October 2004 and May 2005. Information was compiled on a 1:24000 base and screen digitized from original paper documents. Areas represented are known harvest locations and those areas that historically have sustained significant populations of the two annelid worm species, Nereis virens (sand worm) and Glycera dibranchiata (blood worm). The habitat delineated is primarily mixed and fine grained sediment which can be categorized as predominantly intertidal mud flats. Site specific studies associated with this mapping are documented in Atherton, Chen, and Thayer, unpublished.Thomas Atherton, Yong Chen, and Peter Thayer, unpublished . “A Comprehensive Study of Maine's Baitworm Industry". Submitted in 2005 to Maine Department of Marine Resources in fulfillment of contract #804291.
Purpose: Data on the locations of marine worm populations.
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Theme Keyword: marine worms
Theme Keyword: fisheries
Theme Keyword: Maine
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Theme Keyword: Geolibrary
Theme Keyword: spatial
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Use Constraints: MaineDMR provides this data for informative purposes and as a service to the research community. Users are free to use this data for analysis provided credit is given to MaineDMR. Users are requested to seek permission before republishing the data in its entirety. Not to be used for marine navigation. User assumes all liability for the use of this data.
Data Set Credit: Maine Department of Marine Resources
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Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time