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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Larval fish dispersal in the Florida Current, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30702.

Item Identification

Title: Larval fish dispersal in the Florida Current
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Western boundary currents of the North Atlantic Ocean may transport larval fish considerable distances, resulting in unusual reports of tropical fish along the New England coast. The Florida Current is an example of such a strong current, flowing northward past the Florida Keys and along the eastern shore of Florida. Quarterly cruises across a 27N latitudinal transect of the Florida Current have been conducted since 2001 on the R/V F.G. Walton Smith, collecting physical oceanographic data in order to determine the total transport of water at this location. Biological sampling was added during the 10-11 September and 23-24 November 2009 cruises. This data complements the physical oceanographic findings so that the currents effect on larval distribution and seasonal variation can be assessed. Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD) measurements and ichthyoplankton samples were collected at stations from the Florida Coast to Little Bahama Bank. Samples were collected at nine stations using ten-minute neuston tows with a 500 m mesh net. Each sample was sorted, fish were identified to the lowest taxonomic level possible, and their distribution at each station was determined. Larvae of over thirty families, including those ecologically and commercially valuable, such as Serranidae, Scombridae, Lutjanidae, and Istiophoridae, were identified, and their distribution is discussed. Results from this study can provide a time series for larval distribution along this transect, and create a baseline for future research in this area.

Purpose:

To observe variation in ichthyoplankton abundance and composition across the Florida Current

Notes:

Larval sampling took place as part of the quarterly cable calibration cruise conducted by Physical Oceanography department at AOML AOML was the lead on project

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: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 276960
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lamkin, John
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Email Address: john.lamkin@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4226
Fax: 305-361-4219
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 281799
Date Effective From: 2009
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: 281800
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lamkin, John
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Email Address: john.lamkin@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4226
Fax: 305-361-4219
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 281801
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lamkin, John
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Email Address: john.lamkin@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4226
Fax: 305-361-4219
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 284659
W° Bound: -79.93
E° Bound: -79.2
N° Bound: 27
S° Bound: 27
Description

Atlantic Ocean, U.S. South

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 284658
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009
End: 2012

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Handling Description:

N/A

Data Access Procedure:

The data will be available from a public web server once an access methodology has been developed.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Larvae are identified using dichotomous keys and published literature, and colleagues in the field are consulted for confirmation and accuracy.

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:

The archival process is currently under development.

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.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284660
Description:

Data from some gear types are recorded on paper forms in the field, then entered into Excel sheets and finally an Access database. Those gear which are run by computer programs generate data directly into computer files. These data sometimes must be extracted into Excel form, then uploaded to Access database. Identifications are directly entered into Excel spreadsheets.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30702
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:30702
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: 2021-10-13 19:08+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