Geochemical data to characterize physical and chemical properties of the Cenote Bang, a component of the Ox Bel Ha cave network within the subterranean estuary coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, from December 2013 to January 2016

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Subterranean estuaries extend inland into density-stratified coastal carbonate aquifers that contain a surprising diversity of endemic animals (mostly crustaceans) within a highly oligotrophic environment. How complex ecosystems thrive in this globally-distributed, cryptic habitat (termed anchialine) is poorly understood. The northeastern margin of the Yucatan Peninsula contains over 250 km of mapped, diver-accessible caves passages where previous studies have suggested chemoautotrophic processes are the source of carbon and energy sustaining the anchialine food web. This dataset, collected during four field events during U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program Field Activities 2015-013-FA and 2016-003-FA in conjunction with Texas A&M University reports geochemical properties of the water column from Cenote Bang, a component of the Ox Bel Ha cave network that is located 5 km inland from the coast.

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Metadata Date August 7, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update ROUGHLY 70 PERCENT OF THE SAMPLES COLLECTED HAVE BEEN ANALYZED. ADDITIONAL SAMPLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ANALYSIS AND WILL BE PERFORMED WHEN FUNDING AND TIME PERMIT.

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Depth-property plots (concentration and carbon isotopic composition) for dissolved organic and inorganic carbon compounds. Symbols of individual data points contain the uncertainty of the measured values.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 7, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Bbox East Long -87.41655884
Bbox North Lat 20.28293751
Bbox South Lat 20.10841783
Bbox West Long -87.5693
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Frequency Of Update ROUGHLY 70 PERCENT OF THE SAMPLES COLLECTED HAVE BEEN ANALYZED. ADDITIONAL SAMPLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ANALYSIS AND WILL BE PERFORMED WHEN FUNDING AND TIME PERMIT.
Graphic Preview Description Depth-property plots (concentration and carbon isotopic composition) for dissolved organic and inorganic carbon compounds. Symbols of individual data points contain the uncertainty of the measured values.
Graphic Preview File https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/file/get/595540e7e4b04e08be532852?name=CenoteBang_geochemdata_browse.jpg
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