Originator: Nancy G. Prouty
Originator: John Schiff
Originator: E. Brendan Roark
Radiocarbon dating of deep-sea black corals collected off the southeastern United States
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Series_Name: data release
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Results of radiocarbon dating of deep-sea (500 m to 700 m) black corals are presented. These corals were collected off the southeastern United States as part of the Southeastern United States Deep-Sea Corals (SEADESC) Initiative.
These samples were collected as part of on-going research on the outer continental shelf in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to characterize hard-bottom communities, including deep-sea corals and chemosynthetic habitats, as the need for oil and gas exploration, and wind energy increases on the U.S. Atlantic shelf and slope. Information on life spans of deep-sea corals is essential for conservation and management and for assessing the vulnerability of these organisms to both natural and anthropogenic perturbations.
Samples were collected during two Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute research cruises and therefore no USGS field activity information exists.
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Currentness_Reference: Ground condition at time data were collected.
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Data Categories for Marine Planning
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Theme_Keyword: chemical analysis
Theme_Keyword: marine chemistry
Theme_Keyword: radiometric dating
Theme_Keyword: carbon-14 analysis
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB) keywords
Theme_Keyword: fragile ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: chemical oceanography
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program
Theme_Keyword: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: South Atlantic Bight
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain from the U.S. Government and are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize and acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as the originators of the dataset and in products derived from these data.
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Contact_Person: PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2885 Mission Street
City: Santa Cruz
Nancy Prouty, Charles Holmes, and Ken Sulak (U.S. Geological Survey), John Schiff and E. Brendan Roark (Texas A&M)
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Originator: Minze Stuiver
Originator: Henry A. Polach
Title: Discussion reporting of 14C data
Stuiver, M., and Polach, H.A., 1977, Discussion reporting of 14C data: Radiocarbon, v. 19, pp. 355-363.
Originator: John S. Vogel
Originator: John R. Southon
Originator: D. Erle Nelson
Catalyst and binder effects in the use of filamentous graphite for AMS
Vogel, J.S., Southon, J.R., and Nelson, D.E., 1987, Catalyst and binder effects in the use of filamentous graphite for AMS: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, v. 29, pp. 50-56.