Short Citation:
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Townet database - Evaluating the ecological health of Puget Sound's pelagic foodweb, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/17850.

Item Identification

Title: Townet database - Evaluating the ecological health of Puget Sound's pelagic foodweb
Short Name: Townet database (Evaluating the ecological health of Puget Sound's pelagic foodweb)
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2011-05-01
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
Abstract:

To evaluate effects of human influence on the health of Puget Sound's pelagic ecosystems, we propose a sampling program across multiple oceanographic basins measuring key attributes of the pelagic foodweb. We will quantify seasonal abundance and composition of pelagic biota from lower trophic levels (e.g., bacteria and phytoplankton) to middle trophic levels (e.g., zooplankton, small pelagic fishes, and jellyfish), as well as assess the individual condition of forage fish and juvenile salmon.

The goals of this program:

1) Determine how foodweb endpoints vary across natural and anthropogenic gradients.

2) Determine how these characteristics vary across Puget Sound.

3) Evaluate a number of biological metrics for monitoring ecosystem health.

These outputs will improve our basic understanding of pelagic ecology in Puget Sound, better define what comprises a healthy pelagic ecosystem in Puget Sound, determine foodweb-relevant indicators that are sensitive to human influence, and help prioritize regional protection and restoration efforts. Work is conducted by NOAA personnel and contractors in collaboration with tribal partners (Squaxin, Port Gamble/S'Klallam), undergraduate research interns, and citizen volunteers.

Filemaker Pro database containing fish data collection.

Purpose:

Addresses Legal Mandate

Raw/field data

Notes:

Loaded by batch 4139, 01-23-2013 18:15

Supplemental Information:

Subject to Public Access to Research Results (PARR): Yes

Peer Reviewed Publication: Integrative metrics for monitoring the ecological health of Puget Sound. Manuscript describing multi-trophic integrative indicators for pelagic foodweb condition

Peer Reviewed Publication: Microbial ecology of nearshore waters of Puget Sound. Manuscript characterizing microbial ecology of nearshore marine waters

Peer Reviewed Publication: Influence of water residency on foodweb metrics. Manuscript integrating hydrodynamic modeling with foodweb metrics

Peer Reviewed Publication: Temporal shifts in plankton distribution & abundance in Puget Sound nearshore pelagic system. Manuscript examining planktonic community patterns across monthly scales

Peer Reviewed Publication: Testing the bifurcated foodweb hypothesis. Manuscript describing how collected data addresses a fundamental foodweb question

Presentation: Looking closer to home: microbial ecology studies in Puget Sound. Oceans & Human Health seminar series

Presentation: Trends in abundance and composition of forage fish across Puget Sound: A fragmented 30-year comparison. AFS National Conference Symposium on forage fish

Presentation: Distribution & abundance of larval fish in nearshore pelagic waters of Puget Sound. Manuscript describing larval fish in nearshore pelagic waters

Presentation: Comparisons of historical townet data with recent surveys. Manuscript examining townet data collected historically & contemporaneously

Presentation: Modeling salmonid & forage fish growth in Puget Sound through growth hormone. Manuscript modeling salmon & forage fish growth by growth hormone

Presentation: Linking local and regional land use with abundance and composition of fish in Puget Sound’s pelagic zone. CERF Conference Symposium on Habitat assessments

Presentation: Abundance and composition of forage fish across Puget Sound’s pelagic ecosystem. Salish Sea Conference Presentation

Presentation: Evaluating the ecological health of Puget Sound’s pelagic food web. Salish Sea Conference Poster

Presentation: Landscape patterns of lower to middle trophic level structure across natural and anthropogenic gradients in Puget Sound, Washington. Science Center Research Symposium talk

Presentation: Comparison of acoustic/Ricker sampling with surface trawls. Manuscript comparing catch data from 2 fishing methods

Report: Final project report for "Evaluating the ecological health of Puget Sound's pelagic foodweb". Final report to funding agency

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None bacterial communities
None chlorophyll A
None ecosystem
None food web
None heterotrophic production
None low dissolved oxygen
None marine microbes
None microbial abundance
None nearshore pelagic
None nutrients
None Puget Sound
None salmon

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Admiralty Inlet
None Hood Canal
None North Central PS Basin
None Rosario Basin
None South Central PS Basin
None South PS Basin
None Whidbey Basin North
None Whidbey Basin South

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Balance
None Length Board

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Animal and Plant Collection Device

Physical Location

Organization: Northwest Fisheries Science Center
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Other
Data Presentation Form: Other

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 851376
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Greene, Correigh
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Correigh.Greene@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-5611

Distributor

CC ID: 851377
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3200
URL: NWFSC Home

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 851375
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3200
URL: NWFSC Home

Originator

CC ID: 851379
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Greene, Correigh
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Correigh.Greene@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-5611

Point of Contact

CC ID: 851378
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Greene, Correigh
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Correigh.Greene@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-5611

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 851385
W° Bound: -122.5107
E° Bound: -122.1513
N° Bound: 48.2364
S° Bound: 47.8932
Description

Whidbey Basin South

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 851384
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-07-01
End: 2012-09-30

Extent Group 2

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 851388
W° Bound: -123.0955
E° Bound: -122.5451
N° Bound: 47.4118
S° Bound: 47.0437
Description

South PS Basin: South Puget Sound Basin

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 851387
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-07-01
End: 2012-09-30

Extent Group 3

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 851391
W° Bound: -122.735
E° Bound: -122.3647
N° Bound: 48.4585
S° Bound: 48.015
Description

Whidbey Basin North

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 851390
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-07-01
End: 2012-09-30

Extent Group 4

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 851394
W° Bound: -123.1596
E° Bound: -122.6135
N° Bound: 47.8689
S° Bound: 47.3248
Description

Hood Canal

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 851393
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-07-01
End: 2012-09-30

Extent Group 5

Extent Group 5 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 851397
W° Bound: -122.7092
E° Bound: -122.3361
N° Bound: 47.8141
S° Bound: 47.511
Description

North Central PS Basin: North Central Puget Sound Basin

Extent Group 5 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 851396
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-07-01
End: 2012-09-30

Extent Group 6

Extent Group 6 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 851400
W° Bound: -122.5925
E° Bound: -122.3238
N° Bound: 47.511
S° Bound: 47.2401
Description

South Central PS Basin: South Central Puget Sound Basin

Extent Group 6 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 851399
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-07-01
End: 2012-09-30

Extent Group 7

Extent Group 7 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 851403
W° Bound: -122.8013
E° Bound: -122.3287
N° Bound: 48.224
S° Bound: 47.8032
Description

Admiralty Inlet

Extent Group 7 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 851402
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-07-01
End: 2012-09-30

Extent Group 8

Extent Group 8 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 851406
W° Bound: -123.3239
E° Bound: -122.4252
N° Bound: 49.0022
S° Bound: 48.2733
Description

Rosario Basin

Extent Group 8 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 851405
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-07-01
End: 2012-09-30

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

At this time, contact the Data Manager for information on obtaining access to this data set. In the near future, the NWFSC will strive to provide all data resources as a web service in order to meet the NOAA Data Access Policy Directive (https://nosc.noaa.gov/EDMC/PD.DA.php).

Data Access Constraints:

NA

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 851381
Start Date: 2017-02-14
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/nekton_count_biomass_puget_sound_2011/data/page/
Distributor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) (2015-10-01 - Present)
File Name: Nekton count biomass Puget Sound 2011 (RESTful)
Description:

Count and biomass of catch in Kodiak trawl across Puget Sound in 2011.

Distribution 2

CC ID: 851380
Start Date: 2017-02-14
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/nekton_count_biomass_puget_sound_2011
Distributor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) (2015-10-01 - Present)
File Name: Nekton count biomass Puget Sound 2011
Description:

Count and biomass of catch in Kodiak trawl across Puget Sound in 2011.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 851382
URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/datasets/dataset/4595
Name: Townet database
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: Web site
Description:

NWFSC Dataset Information page. Filemaker Pro database containing fish data collection

Technical Environment

Description:

Other - Filemaker Pro

Data Quality

Accuracy:

High

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Range checking. These data were collected and processed in accordance with established protocols and best practices under the direction of the project’s Principal Investigator. Contact the dataset Data Manager for full QA/QC methodology.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
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: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 0 days
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:

NA

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center facilitates backup and recovery of all data and IT components which are managed by IT Operations through the capture of static (point-in-time) backup data to physical media. Once data is captured to physical media (every 1-3 days), a duplicate is made and routinely (weekly) transported to an offsite archive facility where it is maintained throughout the data's applicable life-cycle.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Weight-corrected data, volume calculations.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Nekton count biomass Puget Sound 2011

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17850
Metadata Record Created By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Created: 2013-01-23 18:15+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jeffrey W Cowen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 14:39+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-06-04
Owner Org: NWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-06-04