Project ASCO (Assessing Seaweed via Community Observations) - Powered by Anecdata.org

Occurrence
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Description

About this project Help us collect data on the biomass of Ascophyllum nodosum (Asco) along the coast of Maine. Project goal Help answer the question "How much rockweed (Asco) is there?" What participants do Weigh rockweed (Asco). Rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum, or Asco) is a common Maine intertidal alga. Asco offers habitat to invertebrates, fish, and birds and has been harvested commercially in Maine since the 1970s. Long-term management of this marine algae is in flux and we need data to ensure that Asco is there for itself, the organisms that live on it, and harvesters. Along the coast of Maine there is one big question essential for management--how much Asco is there? And that's where this project comes in! Help us collect data on the state-wide biomass of Asco.

Data Records

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 021984ec-5ab6-4fe3-b972-a4b27d2623b6.  The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

External data

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Anecdata.org Homepage https://www.anecdata.org/projects/view/maine-rockweed-biomass-monitoring ASCII Digital data sheets

Contacts

Hannah Webber
  • Originator
Marine Ecology Director
Schoodic Institute
Shannon O'Brien
  • Originator
Science Engagement Coordinator
Schoodic Institute
Maya Pelletier
  • Originator
Project Administrator
Anecdata.org
Abigail Bar
  • Originator
Project Administrator
Anecdata.org
Anecdata.org Contributors
  • Originator
Data Contributors
Anecdata.org
Jane Disney
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor of Environmental Health
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Cait Bailey
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Systems Developer
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Ashley Taylor
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Community Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Alexis Garretson
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • User
  • Point Of Contact
Community Environmental Health Laboratory Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Anecdata.org
  • Point Of Contact
Anecdata.org
Community Environmental Health Laboratory
  • Point Of Contact
Community Environmental Health Laboratory
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US

Geographic Coverage

Maine, United States

Bounding Coordinates South West [43.045, -70.714], North East [44.917, -67.052]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species Ascophyllum nodosum

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2020-02-20 / 2023-10-19

Project Data

Anecdata is a free online citizen science platform developed by the Community Lab at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Anecdata is used by hundreds of individuals and organizations to gather and access citizen science observations and provides a platform to easily collect, manage, and share their citizen science data. How Anecdata works: Project managers create projects, creating datasheets that participants fill out to share their observations. Participants join projects and use the Anecdata website or mobile app to share their observations with the project. Project data is now available for anyone to view and download!

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The personnel involved in the project:

Cait Bailey
  • Principal Investigator
Ashley Taylor
  • Curator

Sampling Methods

What is the project all about? The goal of Project ASCO (Assessing Seaweed via Community Observations) is to get interested participants out into the intertidal zone to collect data about rockweed while exploring the beauty of the rocky coast between the tides. Rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum, or “Asco”) is the dominant species in most of the rocky intertidal zone of Maine and provides habitat for other species living in and visiting the intertidal zone. Rockweed is currently harvested in Maine and sustainable management requires knowledge of the total amount of rockweed throughout the state. Participants in Project ASCO can help answer the question, ”How much rockweed is there?” The data collected by Project ASCO participants will be analyzed and shared by scientists at Schoodic Institute to inform resource management. Along with rockweed, this project allows for learning more about other seaweeds, periwinkles, mussels, crabs, birds, and the occasional seal or whale.

Study Extent What participants do Weigh rockweed (Asco).

Method step description:

  1. What participants do Weigh rockweed (Asco).

Additional Metadata