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Standard Operating Procedure EAP043, Version 1.4 Marine Macrobenthic Sample Analysis

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23-03-232January 2023
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Author(s) Dany Burgess
Description This document is the Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for laboratory analysis of sediment-dwelling invertebrate samples. This includes rescreening, sorting, primary and secondary taxonomic identification, methods for obtaining size measurements and wet weights of macrofaunal organisms, and establishment of a size class reference collection for sediment-dwelling invertebrates collected from Puget Sound. This SOP covers post-collection sample processing, laboratory procedures, equipment and supplies, QA/QC procedures, safety, and data quality and reporting requirements.
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Keywords PSEP, data collection, taxonomic, reporting, reporting requirements, Salish Sea, ambient, invertebrates, safety, data, ambient monitoring, report, sediment, Puget Sound, biomass
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