Collection Survey

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In 2019–2020, the staff and students of the Marine Biodiversity Center (MBC) surveyed all storage shelving in two of the ground-floor wet collections storage spaces: Crustacea/Echinoderms and MBC/Polychaetes. All lots on each shelf were counted and the area of each shelf currently covered with specimens was estimated. Coverage estimates could range from 0 (empty shelf) to over 100% (where specimens filled the shelf and were stacked on top of each other).

Below are some summary statistics and heatmaps showing average fullness of shelves in each bank of each collection room. Click on the image to retrieve a PDF version.

Summary Statistics

MBC/Polychaetes Storage Room

Crustacea/Echinoderms Storage Room