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Summary Information for Field Activity 2007-044-FA

Area of Operations: tide pool, Sandwich Town Beach, Sandwich, Massachusetts, Cape Cod Bay, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: December 12, 2007 to December 12, 2007

Chief scientist: Page Valentine

   Mary Carman, WHOI

Objectives: Study the ecology of the invasive tunicate Didemnum vexillum and its response to seasonal temperature changes in a New England tide pool habitat.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography;

Information to be derived:

Summary: Collected 1,669 digital photos (jpeg format on CD-ROM) of Didemnum vexillum colonies and tide pool, and time series temperature data.

Contact: Dann Blackwood (
Page Valentine (

InfoBank: uses the identifier F-44-07-MY. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Valentine, Page C., Carman, Mary R., Blackwood, Dann S., and Heffron, Erin J.,2007, Ecological observations on the colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. in a New England tide pool habitat: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, v. 342, no. 1: p. 109-121. (Also available at

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