Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Benthic grab data from October 1999 in Apalachicola Bay, Florida, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/47881.

Item Identification

Title: Benthic grab data from October 1999 in Apalachicola Bay, Florida
Short Name: fl_ab99_benthos-meta
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2004-06-30
Abstract:

The Apalachicola Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the NOAA Office for Coastal Management worked together to map benthic habitats within Apalachicola Bay, Florida. The bay and the lower portions of four distributaries were surveyed on 11-22 October 1999 using three benthic sampling techniques. This data set represents the benthic community information gathered from grab sampling. Grabs were collected at 136 stations throughout the bay.

Original contact information:

Contact Org: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Phone: 843-740-1202

Email: coastal.info@noaa.gov

Purpose:

Identification and enumeration of infauna, biomass, and benthic community parameters were measured from the benthic grab samples. These data were collected to examine community distributions throughout the Apalachicola Bay system.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Coastal
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None benthic grab
None benthos
None Environmental Monitoring
None geographic information system
None GIS
None OCM Benthic Habitat Mapping

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida
None Apalachicola
None East Bay
None Florida
None Gulf of Mexico
None St. George Sound
None St. Vincent Sound

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within limits of the state of the art, NOAA will not assume any liability for damages caused by any inaccuracies in these data, or failure in their use.

Data Set Credit: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 610993
Date Effective From: 2004-06-30
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 610995
Date Effective From: 2004-06-30
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 610996
Date Effective From: 2004-06-30
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 610994
Date Effective From: 2004-06-30
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 610999
W° Bound: -85.21027
E° Bound: -84.73427
N° Bound: 29.80775
S° Bound: 29.59813

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 610998
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 1999-10

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 610988
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 136

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

It is the responsibility of the user to determine the appropriate use of the data product.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 750178
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/benthic/Grab_Sample_Data/FL_ApalachicolaBay_benthos.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

FTP download of data files.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 750180
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/
Name: NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) website
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Information on the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 611020
Activity Date/Time: 2017-03-30
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 611019
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 717842
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 750179
Activity Date/Time: 2018-04-11
Description:

Partial upload to move data access FTP links to Distribution Info and remove broken URLs.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data Quality

Accuracy:

In the laboratory, organisms were separated from the remaining debris by flotation and handpicking, identified by experienced taxonomists, and enumerated. Quality assurance and control measures at Barry Vittor and Associates included randomly selecting and reconstituting with the original debris 10% of the samples and repeating the entire separation, identification, and enumeration process. The quality assurance plan followed by Barry A. Vittor and Associates calls for all samples processed by a particular technician to be redone if the checks show that any of technician's work differs by more than 5% from the original results. For this project, all discrepancies were within 5%. The taxonomists previously worked on several projects from northern Florida and verified each other's identifications. When differences of opinion occurred or when significant doubt remained, outside specialists examined the specimens. Identifications were to the lowest practical identification level (LPIL) when not to the species level.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Stations were located in the field using a differential Global Positioning System (GPS), and station coordinates, date and time of day were recorded upon arrival at each station.

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

Not relevant to the data set.

Completeness Report:

All grab data were not included in this data layer. Abundances for taxonomic groups, community diversity, species richness, total abundance, and density per square meter were included in this data layer. Biomass data and abundance of individual species were not included, but these data can be found in the Apalachicola Bay benthic database, available from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management.

Conceptual Consistency:

All data are believed to be logically consistent.

Lineage

Sources

Apalachicola Bay Benthic Survey, October 1999

CC ID: 610985
Contact Name: Barry Vittor and Associates, Inc.
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999-10-11
Extent End Date/Time: 1999-10-22
Source Contribution:

Taxonomic counts and community parameter estimates for benthic grabs collected in Apalachicola Bay, Florida. | Source Geospatial Form: None | Type of Source Media: database table

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 610986
Description:

Grab samples were collected using a 0.04 square meter Shipek grab. Grabs were washed on the boat and sieved through a 0.5-mm mesh. The sieve contents were then stored in a 10% buffered formalin solution and processed by Barry Vittor and Associates, Inc., Mobile, Alabama. In the laboratory, organisms were separated from the remaining debris by flotation and handpicking, identified by experienced taxonomists, and enumerated. Identifications were to the lowest practical identification level (LPIL) when not to the species level.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) benthos

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47881
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 12:57+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-04-11
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-04-12