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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2024: AFSC/ABL: Salisbury Sound sponge recovery,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL: Salisbury Sound sponge recovery
Short Name: AFSC/ABL: Salisbury Sound sponge recovery
Status: Completed
Publication Date: Unknown

In 1995, an area of the seafloor near Salisbury Sound was trawled to identify immediate effects on large, erect sponges and sea whips. Video transects were made in the trawled areas, as well as in reference areas with a manned submersible. One year later, the video transects were repeated to characterize medium-term survival and recovery of the sponges and sea whips. In 2009, the site was revisted to document the long-term effects of trawling. Thirteen years after trawling, the incidence of damage to sponges and sea whips in the trawled areas was higher than in the reference areas. Sponge density was also lower in the trawled areas.


This dataset contains information on sponge recovery in Salisbury Sound.


Loaded by batch 3884, 12-19-2012 17:48


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ITIS Halipteris willemoesi
ITIS Mycale bellebellensis
None habitat
None sponge
None trawling

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Geographic Names Information System Alaska
Geographic Names Information System Gulf of Alaska
Geographic Names Information System Salisbury Sound

Physical Location

Organization: Auke Bay Laboratories
City: Juneau
State/Province: AK
Country: US

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: MS Excel Spreadsheet
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Document (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 230484
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Malecha, Pat
Email Address:


CC ID: 82097
Date Effective From: 2012-12-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Malecha, Pat
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 82095
Date Effective From: 2012-12-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 82098
Date Effective From: 2012-12-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Malecha, Pat
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 82096
Date Effective From: 2012-12-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Malecha, Pat
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 82094
W° Bound: -136.39
E° Bound: -135.883
N° Bound: 57.465
S° Bound: 57.22167

Gulf of Alaska offshore of Salisbury Sound

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 82093
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1995
End: 2009

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:


Data Access Constraints:

The data set is still being analyzed and will not be available for distribution until it has been finalized and all QA/QC practices have been performed. Contact the Data Point of Contact for estimated time of release.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. User must acknowledge the Originator when using the data set as a source. User must share data products developed using the source data set with the Originator. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 233593
Download URL:

NCEI to be determined

Note: Dataset migrated by Dan Woodrich (AFSC data management coordinator) on 12/14/2021. Contact:

Technical Environment


Microsoft Excel

Data Quality

Completeness Report:


Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Contact the dataset POC for full QA/QC mthodology

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

no delay

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

NCEI site yet to be determined

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.


Lineage Statement:

Contact the dataset POC for full methodology

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17268
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17268
Metadata Record Created By: Doug Turnbull
Metadata Record Created: 2012-12-19 17:48+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-05-18
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-05-18
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-05-18