These data contain the composition, count, and wet biomass of macroinvertebrates
along intertidal transects at five selected sandy beaches of the mainland coast
of the Santa Barbara Channel. Data collection began in 2012 and is ongoing. This dataset is updated
Macroinvertebrates were collected from uniformly spaced cores along the shore-normal
transects also used for physical
measurements and macrophyte wrack sampling. Cores were pooled and
animals and organic material sieved.
In the laboratory, all macroinvertebrate species were
identified, enumerated, blotted dry and weighed.