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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1163

Stuart R. Stidolph Diatom Atlas

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By S.R. Stidolph,1 F.A.S. Sterrenburg,2 K.E.L. Smith,3 and A. Kraberg4

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An image of diatoms from Cooktown, Australia, providing an example of the plates contained within the Stuart R. Stidolph Atlas
The "Stuart R. Stidolph Diatom Atlas" is a comprehensive volume of diatom taxa
identified and micrographed by Stuart R. Stidolph during the 1980s and 1990s. The
samples were collected from marine coasts of various geographic regions within
tropical and subtropical climates. The plates included within this report have never
been published and are being published by the USGS as an online reference so that
others may have access to this incredible collection.

1Napier, New Zealand.
2Heiloo, The Netherlands.
3St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL.
4Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Alfred-Wegener Institut für Polar und Meeresforschung, Helgoland, Germany.

U.S. Department of the Interior
KEN SALAZAR, Secretary

U.S. Geological Survey
Marcia K. McNutt, Director

U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia: 2012

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Suggested citation:
Stidolph, S.R., Sterrenburg, F.A.S., Smith, K.E.L., and Kraberg, A., 2012, Stuart R. Stidolph Diatom Atlas: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1163, available online at


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The datasets contained in this report have been approved for release and publication by the Director of the USGS. Although these datasets have been subjected to rigorous review and are substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, they are released on condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from their authorized or unauthorized use.

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