Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: EPA GOMEX Wild Goose Lagoon 2006, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30689.

Item Identification

Title: EPA GOMEX Wild Goose Lagoon 2006
Short Name: EPA WGL 2006
Status: Completed
Abstract:

We compared nekton use of prominent habitat types within a lagoonal system of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico (GoM). These habitat types were defined by combinations of structure (cover type) and location (distance from shore) as: Spartina edge (1 m from shore), Spartina (3 m from shore) Juncus edge (1 m from shore) seagrass located 3, 5, and 20 m from shore and shallow nonvegetated bottom at various distances from shore. Although seagrass and Spartina edge sites differed little in environmental characteristics, the density and biomass of most abundant taxa, including pink shrimp (Farfantepenaeus duorarum), were higher in seagrass. Most species within seagrass and Spartina did not differ in abundance or biomass with distance from shore. Our study revealed a shift in peak habitat use in the northeastern GoM to seagrass beds from the pattern observed to the west where nekton is concentrated within shoreline emergent vegetation.

Purpose:

The purpose of this study was to examine the distribution of nekton among the major habitat types of the St. Andrew Sound system, a northeastern Gulf of Mexico estuary. A goal of the study was to determine whether assumptions about nekton distributions among habitat types developed from the north-central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico could be extended to the northeast.

Physical Location

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

PARR Data Server located at 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: 284617
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rozas, Lawrence P
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 284618
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
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 276806
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rozas, Lawrence P
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 284620
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: 276810
W° Bound: -85.5066
E° Bound: -85.448029
N° Bound: 29.989076
S° Bound: 29.9635
Description

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 276809
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2006

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: 762161
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://grunt.sefsc.noaa.gov/parr/30689.zip
Distributor: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (2018 - Present)
File Name: 30689.zip
File Type: zip file
Compression: Zip
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

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: 365
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
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 data resides on a secure government network requiring multi-factor authentication for network access.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284624
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.

Child Items

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Entity (ENT) EPA_WGL_2006tblInvertMass.csv
Entity (ENT) EPA_WGL_2006tblPenaeids.csv
Entity (ENT) EPA_WGL_2006tblfishlength.csv
Entity (ENT) EPA_WGL_2006tblfishmass.csv
Entity (ENT) EPA_WGL_2006tblinvertlength.csv
Entity (ENT) EPA_WGL_2006tblssamples.csv
Document (DOC) readme_30689.pdf
Entity (ENT) tblsamples_codes_values.csv

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30689
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