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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Biscayne Bay Alongshore Epifauna, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/26890.

Item Identification

Title: Biscayne Bay Alongshore Epifauna
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Field studies to characterize the alongshore epifauna (shrimp, crabs, echinoderms, and small fishes) along the western shore of southern Biscayne Bay were started in 2005 and then expanded in 2007 as part of the monitoring program of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP). Species abundance indices (occurrence and density) and community metrics (diversity and other) were examined and followed over time. Relationships to salinity were explored and, as the time series lengthened, Habitat Suitabiity Indices (HSI) in relation to salinity and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) could be developed. In 2012, the alongshore epifauna project became integrated three other projects in IBBEAM (Integrated Biscayne Bay Ecological Assessment and Monitoring) and continues to provide feedback for CERP on the effects of CERP project implementations in an adaptive management process. Most recently IBBEAM is monitoring the effects of advance implementations of the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project, a component of CERP.

Purpose:

The purpose of the alongshore epifauna project and the subsequent IBBEAM integrated project is to protect Biscayne Bay living resources and provide information on nearshore effects of implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP). The western nearshore area of southern Biscayne Bay is an important nursery and feeding ground for fishery and other species. Performance measures developed from IBBEAM are used to assess CERP results, relating the nearshore Biscayne Bay ecosystem to water management.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None abundance
None CERP
None distribition
None ecology
None Ecosystem Assessment
None epifaunal fishes
None epifaunal invertebrates
None FINSS
None Habitat Assessment
None mangrove
None R/V Miller
None Restoration Assessment
None salinity
None temperature
None water quality

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2007-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None biscayne bay
None Everglades
None florida
None Shoal Point
None Turkey Point

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None species

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 286771
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Browder, Joan
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Email Address: Joan.Browder@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4270
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 Pm EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 286774
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 286773
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Browder, Joan
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Email Address: Joan.Browder@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4270
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 Pm EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 286772
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Browder, Joan
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Email Address: Joan.Browder@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4270
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 Pm EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 286798
W° Bound: -80.42561
E° Bound: -80.28854
N° Bound: 25.62922
S° Bound: 25.25481

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 286799
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2005
Description:

Monitoring is twice annually, wet season and dry season

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

To fishery Scientists and other qualified researchers upon request.

Data Access Procedure:

Contact Data Steward

Data Access Constraints:

NOAA Data Quality Act Documentation and Pre-Dissemination guidelines

Data Use Constraints:

Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentations caused by inaccuracies in these data, or as a result of these data being used on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does distribution constitute any such warranty

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Another member of the laboratory staff checks each entry in the excel spreadsheet against the data in the laboratory record sheet and corrects any discrepancies. A further check of the data is made at the time of summarization.

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?: Yes
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: xxx
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: xxx
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

i d not know

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Other
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: x
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: xx
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

xx

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Field data include date, site number, geographic coordinates, and measurements taken in the field. Three samples are collected at each site and returned to the laboratory for processing. Processing includes: 1) removing animals from the debris (mud and vegetation), 2) sorting first by higher taxonomic group (fish, shrimp, crabs, echinoderms), 3) identification to species or lowest taxonomic group possible, 4) individual measurements, 5) a record for each individual on a laboratory record sheet, 6) entry of the data on laboratory record sheet to excel spreadsheet, with separate spreadsheets and information for each higher taxonomic group.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 26890
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:26890
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-09-04 04:31+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-10-13 19:12+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-13
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-14