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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program BioData Retrieval system provides access to aquatic bioassessment data (biological community and physical habitat data) collected by USGS scientists from stream ecosystems across the nation. USGS scientists collect fish, aquatic macroinvertebrate, and algae community samples and conduct stream physical habitat surveys as part of its fundamental mission to describe and understand the Earth.


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USGS/BioData. 2012. Reston, VA.


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aquatic;fish;indigenous;nonindigenous; Occurrence


Derek Masaki
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 302
20192 Reston
+1 (703) 648 4365
Peter Ruhl
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Biological Data Manager
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
12201 Sunrise Valley
20190 Reston
+ (703) 648-46841

Geographic Coverage

Lower 48 States of USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [25.3, -126.02], North East [49.74, -65.59]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 0010-06-16 / 0012-11-30

Project Data

No Description available

Title USGS BioData
Funding U.S. Geological Survey
Study Area Description Freshwater drainages of the United States

The personnel involved in the project:

Peter Ruhl
  • Point Of Contact

Collection Data

Collection Name USGS BioData
Collection Identifier USGS-BioData
Parent Collection Identifier USGS
Specimen preservation methods Other

Additional Metadata

Purpose The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) BioData Retrieval system provides access to aquatic bioassessment data
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