Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: EPA Seagrass Restoration 1994-1995, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30677.

Item Identification

Title: EPA Seagrass Restoration 1994-1995
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Study compared nekton densities and community composition in a natural mixed seagrass bed dominated by Halodule wrightii (shoalgrass) with those found in three shoalgrass transplant sites and adjoining sand habitats in western Galveston Bay, Texas, USA. Communities were monitored for 36 months (1994-1997) post-transplant. Total densities of fishes, decapods, annelids, benthic crustaceans, and most dominant species were significantly higher in natural seagrass than in transplanted shoalgrass or sand habitats during most sampling periods. Taxonomic comparison of community compositions indicated that nekton and benthos communities in natural seagrass beds were usually distinct from those in transplanted beds or sand habitats, which were not significantly different. Provided transplants persist, re-establishing a shoalgrass bed that resembles a natural seagrass bed and its faunal communities in the Galveston Bay system will take longer than 3 years.

Purpose:

Identify and describe the relationship between fishery productivity and the coastal environment.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None % vegetation cover
None Halodule wrightii
None Spartina alterniflora
None vegetation biomass

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Christmas Bay
None Galveston Bay
None Redfish Cove
None Snake Island Cove

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1-m squared throw trap

Physical Location

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

PARR Data Server ar The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

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

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 281573
Date Effective From: 1994
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address: Jim.Ditty@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 281574
Date Effective From: 1994
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
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 281575
Date Effective From: 1994
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address: Jim.Ditty@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 276663
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 276666
W° Bound: -95.192908
E° Bound: -95.02125
N° Bound: 29.159565
S° Bound: 29.033555
Description

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 276665
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1994
End: 1995

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Open to evryone

Data Access Procedure:

Download From Provided link on the PARR Data Server

Data Access Constraints:

None

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, 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.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 762916
Start Date: 1994
End Date: 1995
Download URL: https://grunt.sefsc.noaa.gov/parr/30677.zip
Distributor: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (1994 - Present)
File Name: 30677.zip
Description:

This project contains little usable animal biology data and was conducted as a vegetation/seagrass transplant survival study.

File Type: Zip
Compression: Zip
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control was provided by comparing field data sheets and specimen identification (ID) sheets against the entered data print-out. One biologist read from the field data or specimen ID sheet while a second biologist checked the data entry print-out. Corrections were made at this time and saved. The project data manager also examined these corrected data, and sorted these data in a variety of ways to look for outliers, missing information, 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?: Yes
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:

This data is currently wavered under the current NOAA guidelines for relational databases.

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

N/A

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.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284597
Description:

After sample collection, laboratory and field data were entered into an Excel spreadsheet or data base file (DBF) using database manager software and a text file was created to describe these data and associated variables. Entered data were checked against field data sheets to minimize entry errors. Samples were processed in the laboratory. After samples were sorted, and specimens identified and measured, information was entered into an Excel spreadsheet or DBF file, and printed out. Quality control was provided by comparing entered data against the specimen identification (ID) sheet by one biologist reading from the ID sheet and a second biologist checking the data print-out. Corrections were made at this time, saved, and a back-up copy made. Hard copies of the files were then printed, and provided to the Principal Investigator. A print-out was also stored in the project folder along with the original field and laboratory data sheets.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30677
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