This dataset contains aggregated observations of predation and herbivory rates on tethered bait in each quadrat of the space for time substitution observations in salt marsh sites in Rowley and Newbury, MA.
Bait consisting of 3x3 cm pieces of dried squid and dried kelp (kombu) purchased at a local asian grocery store (HMart) were attached to wooden dowels via transparent fishing line. Dowels were inserted into the substrate in the upper right hand corner of each quadrat so that squid and kelp bait rested on the substrate. Both were placed far enough from each other so as to not overlap. Bait was checked daily and status was noted - whether partially consumed or completely missing (i.e., consumed).
Version 01: September 11, 2019, data and metadata updates to comply with importation to DEIMS7 and LTER Data Portal. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Sep2019.xlsm 9/3/19 5:19 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0.