Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Barataria Bay 2005-2006, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30672.

Item Identification

Title: Barataria Bay 2005-2006
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2005
Abstract:

Nekton in the northern Gulf of Mexico often depend on marsh habitat and estuarine nursery areas during their life history, but patterns of habitat use and the underlying processes that drive these patterns are not fully understood. We examined small-scale (1-50 m) patterns of habitat use in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, between 2002 and 2006 by collecting nekton with a 1-m2 drop sampler. Habitat-specific densities were estimated for six habitat types at various distances from the shoreline into the marsh (Marsh1M = 1m and Marsh3M = 3 m into the marsh) and over shallow nonvegetated bottom, SNB (SNB1M = 1 m, SNB5M = 5 m, SNB20M = 20 m, and SNB50M = 50 m) seaward of the marsh. Habitat-specific growth rates also were estimated for brown shrimp Farfantepenaeus aztecus caged in SNB1M, SNB5M, and SNB20M. Nekton density patterns in Barataria Bay appeared to be clearly different from the Galveston Bay model, which predicts nekton distribution patterns relative to the marsh shoreline. Although densities in Barataria Bay were significantly higher in samples near the marsh shoreline (Marsh1M or SNB1M) for brown shrimp, blue crab, and white shrimp, highest mean densities were not always present in marsh edge vegetation. In addition, densities of brown shrimp and white shrimp in Barataria Bay declined much more steeply with distance into the marsh than in the model. Daily growth rates (1.0 - 1.2 mm TL day-1; 68 - 89 mg day-1) for brown shrimp were similar among SNB habitat types. Our results suggest that SNB in Barataria Bay may be relatively more important as habitat for fishery species than previously assumed.

Purpose:

The purpose of this study was to examine the small-scale (1-50 m) patterns of nekton distribution in lower Barataria Bay and test the generality of the Galveston Bay model of habitat-specific nekton densities.

Notes:

Although a mesocosm experiment was conducted in 2002 and 2006 to examine shrimp growth, the whereabouts of these growth data are unknown as are collection data for drop samples taken in 2002. Therefore, this information is not included in the Final Barataria Bay 2005-2006 data set. Actual data set includes only 1-m2 drop sample collections for 2005-2006.

Other Citation Details:

Rozas, L. P. and T. J. Minello. 2015. Small-Scale Nekton Density and Growth Patterns Across a Saltmarsh Landscape in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. Estuaries and Coasts 38(6): 2000-2018.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1007/s12237-015-9945-3
DOI Registration Authority: Unknown

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
NODC DATA TYPES ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - MASS
None brown shrimp
None habitat use
None Nekton density patterns

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2005-2006

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
NODC SEA AREA NAMES Coastal Waters Of Louisiana
None Barataria Bay

Physical Location

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

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

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

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 281528
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rozas, Lawrence P
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 281529
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: 276602
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rozas, Lawrence P
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 284584
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Baumer, Tim J
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: tim.baumer@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 276606
W° Bound: -90.19564
E° Bound: -89.96235
N° Bound: 29.46692
S° Bound: 29.16143
Description

Gulf Of Mexico (Northern)

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 276605
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005
End: 2006

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Download from provided link and then extract files from .zip file

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Not for use in litigation

Please cite appropriately

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

Please cite appropriately

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 794606
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://grunt.sefsc.noaa.gov/parr/30672.zip
Distributor: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (2005 - Present)
File Name: 30672.zip
File Type: Zip
Compression: Zip
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Initially a two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) on a subset of nekton data was used to explore that possibility and to look for differences in nekton abundance and environmental characteristics among locations/years.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Each sample was assigned a unique identification code. Field collected samples were tagged redundantly (e.g. one label inside of the collection vessel and a matching label attached to the outside of the vessel). The identifier and its associated information (e.g. date, location, habitat) was recorded on field data sheets. Once a sample arrived at the laboratory, the label remained with the sample throughout the various stages of sample processing. After data were entered into an Excel spreadsheet or similar database file, the information was printed out and compared against the field data sheets by two biologists. Corrections were made at this time and saved. The electronic file was also sorted and examined by the Lab Supervisor or other project personnel in a variety of ways to look for outliers, missing data, and other potential errors.

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: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 0
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides on a secure government network requiring multi-factor authentication for network access.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284588
Description:

After sample collection, field data were entered into an Excel spreadsheet or database file (DBF) using database manager software. A text file was created to describe these data and associated variables. Entered data were checked against the field sheets by two biologists to minimize entry errors. Samples were processed in the laboratory, sorted, specimens identified and measured, and information was entered into an Excel spreadsheet or DBF file. Files were printed out and compared against original data sheets by two biologists for data entry errors. Corrections were made at this time, the electronic file was saved, and a back-up copy made. Hard copies of the QCd files were printed and stored in the project folder along with the original field and laboratory data sheets. The electronic file was also sorted and examined by the Lab Supervisor or other project personnel in a variety of ways to look for outliers, missing data, and other potential errors. Verified data files were then saved electronically on the Galveston Laboratory server and backed-up as needed.

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument 1

CC ID: 815637
Identifier: American Optical Temperature-Compensated Refractometer
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Refractometer
Description:

A lightweight, handheld optical instrument that measures metalworking fluid concentration. It is durable, requires no maintenance and, because it requires no chemicals, it is environmentally friendly.

Instrument 2

CC ID: 815639
Identifier: HF Model DRT-15 Turbidimeter
Docucomp UUID: HF DRT-15
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Turbidity Meter
Description:

The HF Instruments DRT-15 turbidimeter measures turbidity, haze and suspended solids on a variety of liquids.

Instrument 3

CC ID: 815638
Identifier: YSI Model 51B Dissolved Oxygen Meter
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Dissolved Oxygen Meter
Description:

Dissolved oxygen meters (DO) are available in handheld and benchtop models. When selecting a dissolved oxygen meter, keep in mind the following variables: types of probes, waterproof housing, automatic barometric pressure compensation, manual barometric pressure compensation, salinity adjustment, temperature compensation, memory capabilities, and replaceable membranes, caps and modules.

Platforms

Platform 1

CC ID: 815640
Identifier: Galveston Lab Owned Boat
Description:

Boat or Boats Used By The Galveston Lab For Single Day Trips

Mounted Instrument 1

Identifier: American Optical Temperature-Compensated Refractometer

Mounted Instrument 2

Identifier: HF Model DRT-15 Turbidimeter

Mounted Instrument 3

Identifier: YSI Model 51B Dissolved Oxygen Meter

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30672
Metadata Record Created By: Carlos Rivero
Metadata Record Created: 2016-02-11 06:54+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-10-21 10:06+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-21
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-22