Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Meta-analysis of estuarine nurseries, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30686.

Item Identification

Title: Meta-analysis of estuarine nurseries
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Densities of juvenile fishery species and other animals (all generally 100 mm total length) were summarized for shallow estuarine areas along coastal Texas and Louisiana. The purpose was to identify where these species live (delineate their habitat) and to analyze density patterns within habitats that would be useful in distinguishing EFH. Analyses were restricted to data collected with enclosure drop sampler techniques that have been shown to provide comparable density estimates among highly diverse shallow-water areas. Habitat types evaluated included Spartina alterniflora marsh edge (SAME), mixed-vegetation marsh edge, inner marsh (5 m from open water), submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), oyster reefs, and shallow nonvegetated bottom (SNB). All habitat types are likely essential for some fishery species. The analysis highlighted many of the challenges confronted in determining habitat-use patterns and emphasized the need for additional systematic sampling to examine geographic variability in habitat use and to examine distribution patterns within habitats. However, in addition to analyses of intra-habitat densities, the identification of EFH requires information on functional relationships between fishery species and habitat characteristics. In a second paper, the nursery role of salt marshes was examined for transient nekton by searching the global literature for data on density, growth, and survival of juvenile fishes and decapod crustaceans in marsh areas. We analyzed density data from 32 studies conducted world-wide using a meta-analyses to test hypotheses. Based on fish density, habitat types could be ranked from highest to lowest as: seagrass vegetated marsh edge, nonvegetated marsh, open water, macroalgae, oyster reefs vegetated inner marsh. However, patterns of habitat use varied among the various fishes and decapod crustaceans represented.

Purpose:

Assess selection of estuarine habitats

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
PARR Exclusion Legacy Data Set
None Densities
None distribution
None estuarine nurseries,
None habitat
None juvenile fishery species
None meta analysis

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1982-1999

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Louisiana
None Texas

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None drop sampler

Physical Location

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

On The PARR Data Server

Data Set Information

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

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 785292
Date Effective From: 2018
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

Distributor

CC ID: 281655
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 785293
Date Effective From: 2018
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 281657
Date Effective From: 2014
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.

View Historical Support Roles

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 276774
W° Bound: -95.09903
E° Bound: -94.41891
N° Bound: 29.589704
S° Bound: 29.180167
Description

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 276773
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1983
End: 1992

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Open to everyone

Data Access Procedure:

Download from provided link

Data Access Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 281662
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: http://grunt.sefsc.noaa.gov/parr/30686.zip
Distributor: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (2018 - Present)
File Name: 30686.zip
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE

parr/8598.zip

File Type: Zip
File Size: 0.01
Compression: Zip
Review Status: Not Chked

Distribution 2

CC ID: 790542
Start Date: 2003
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.int-res.com/articles/meps2003/246/m246p039.pdf
Distributor: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (2018 - Present)
File Name: m246p039.pdf
Description:

Minello, T. J., K. W. Able, M. P. Weinstein, and C. G. Hays. 2003. Salt marshes as nurseries for nekton: Testing hypotheses on density, growth and survival through meta-analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 246: 39-59.

doi:10.3354/meps246039

File Type: PDF
Compression: no compression applied
Review Status: Not Chked

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 790543
URL: https://fisheries.org/bookstore/all-titles/afs-symposia/x54022xm/
Name: Homepage of Fisheries Symposium 22.
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Homepage of Fisheries Symposium 22.

One can order Minello, T.J. (1999) Nekton densities in shallow estuarine habitats of Texas and Louisiana and the identification of essential fish habitat. American Fisheries Society Symposium, 22, 43-75. From this page

Data Quality

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: 180
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Data is in use in current analysis

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: 180
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: 281661
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.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30686
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