Item Identification

Title: LMMP_1995tblssamples.csv
Short Name: Samples Data
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Table contains sample information including project name, sampling site, date, gear type, environmental, habitat, and vegetation data. A value of '-999' in any column indicates given parameter was not measured or information is not available for given record. Empty column indicates parameter was not measured.

Supplemental Information:

Three gear types: All 1-m2 enclosure samplers. A drop trap sampler and two types of throw traps. A 1.14-m diameter cylindrical drop sample; 1-m2 throw trap with solid aluminum walls (0.61-m high) and/or a throw trap with collapsible sides (1.0-m high) constructed of 1.6-mm mesh nylon netting.

Much lower field salinity than lab salinity values suggest that field salinities may be incorrect due to faulty meter.

Physical Location

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

contained in .zip file 36091.zip on the PARR Data Server

Entity Information

Entity Type: Data Table
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

Table contains sample information including project name, sampling site, date, gear type, environmental, habitat, and vegetation data. A value of '-999' in any column indicates given parameter was not measured or information is not available for given record. Empty column indicates parameter was not measured.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
PROJECTNAME Character Combination of assigned project name and year(s) study was conducted
100
Primary Key SAMPLENUMBER Character Generally, project acronym-year-sample number combination used to identify each data record
100
STUDYSITE Character Name assigned to study site usually obtained from a local or regional map
100
SAMPLE_DATE DATE Date of sample collection in Month/Day/Year format
100
SAMPLE_TIME Character Time of sample collection in Hours:Minutes AM/PM format
100
GPSLATITUDE NUMBER General latitude coordinates, often estimated, converted to decimal degrees.
100
GPSLONGITUDE NUMBER General longitude coordinates, often estimated, converted to decimal degrees.
100
GearDescription Character Description of gear user for sampling
100
AREASAMPLED NUMBER Area sampled by gear and gear specific
100
FIELDSALINITY_IN_PPT NUMBER Salinity recorded in the field in ppt
100
LABORATORYSALINITY_IN_PPT NUMBER Salinity measured in the laboratory in ppt
100
WATERTEMPERATURE_IN_C NUMBER Water temperature just below surface in °C
100
DISSOLVED_OXYGEN_IN_PPM NUMBER Dissolved oxygen in ppm; equivalent to mg/L
100
TURBIDITY_IN_NTUS NUMBER Turbidity generally in nephelometric turbidity units (NTUs)
100
DISTANCE_TO_MARSH_EDGE_IN_M NUMBER Distance to Marsh Edge from middle of sampler in meters. Distance may be estimated visually, or measured with measuring tape, or by rangefinder.
100
DIST_TO_SEAGRASS_EDGE_IN_M NUMBER Distance to Seagrass Edge from middle of sampler in meters. Distance may be estimated visually, or measured with measuring tape, or by rangefinder.
100
INSIDE_DEPTH_ONE_IN_CM NUMBER First depth measurement inside sampler in centimeters
100
INSIDE_DEPTH_TWO_IN_CM NUMBER Second depth measurement inside sampler in centimeters
100
INSIDE_DEPTH_THREE_IN_CM NUMBER Third depth measurement inside sampler in centimeters, if available
100
INSIDE_DEPTH_FOUR_IN_CM NUMBER Fourth depth measurement inside sampler in centimeters, if available
100
INSIDE_DEPTH_FIVE_IN_CM NUMBER Fifth depth measurement inside sampler in centimeters, if available
100
GENERALHABITAT Character Primary habitat level: General habitat type
100
PHYSICALHABITAT Character Secondary habitat level: Physical habitat type that better describes General Habitat
100
DOMINANTPLANTSPECIES Character Dominant taxon of vegetation present inside sampler or in nearby adjacent area
100
MARSHSEAGRASSTYPE Character Tertiary habitat level: Describes sites as natural, created, restored, transplanted, or naturally revegetated
100
MISCDESCRIPTOR Character Pertinent miscellaneous information about sample site, location, replicate number, etc., not elsewhere recorded for given record
100
GENERALHABITATCOMMENTS Character General comments provided for clarification purposes
100
PLANTBIOMASS_IN_GRAMS NUMBER Optional column used to indicate if method(s) to obtain vegetation weight, or the measurement unit differed from standard procedures.
100
PLANTWETBIOMASS_IN_GRAMS NUMBER Vegetation weight in grams obtained after blotting plant material dry, if available
100
PLANTDRYBIOMASS_IN_GRAMS NUMBER Air or oven-dried [dry or ash] weight in grams
100
STEMCOUNT NUMBER Total or subsampled number of plant stems inside sampler (all taxa combined). Unprocessed unit-free numbers.
100
VegCover_in_percent NUMBER Estimated percentage of bottom area inside sampler covered by vegetation
100
PLANTCOMMENTS VARCHAR2 Miscellaneous information on secondary vegetation types and other comments

Attribute Details

PROJECTNAME

CC ID: 761003
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 50
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Combination of assigned project name and year(s) study was conducted

SAMPLENUMBER

CC ID: 761004
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 50
Required: Yes
Primary Key: Yes
Status: Active
Description:

Generally, project acronym-year-sample number combination used to identify each data record

STUDYSITE

CC ID: 761008
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 60
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Name assigned to study site usually obtained from a local or regional map

SAMPLE_DATE

CC ID: 761005
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: DATE
Max Length: 7
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date of sample collection in Month/Day/Year format

SAMPLE_TIME

CC ID: 761006
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 8
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Time of sample collection in Hours:Minutes AM/PM format

GPSLATITUDE

CC ID: 760987
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 38
Scale: 4
Status: Active
Description:

General latitude coordinates, often estimated, converted to decimal degrees.

GPSLONGITUDE

CC ID: 760988
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 7
Scale: 4
Status: Active
Description:

General longitude coordinates, often estimated, converted to decimal degrees.

GearDescription

CC ID: 760989
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 100
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of gear user for sampling

AREASAMPLED

CC ID: 760979
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Area sampled by gear and gear specific

FIELDSALINITY_IN_PPT

CC ID: 760984
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Salinity recorded in the field in ppt

LABORATORYSALINITY_IN_PPT

CC ID: 760995
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Salinity measured in the laboratory in ppt

WATERTEMPERATURE_IN_C

CC ID: 761011
Seq. Order: 12
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Water temperature just below surface in °C

DISSOLVED_OXYGEN_IN_PPM

CC ID: 760980
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Dissolved oxygen in ppm; equivalent to mg/L

TURBIDITY_IN_NTUS

CC ID: 761009
Seq. Order: 14
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Turbidity generally in nephelometric turbidity units (NTUs)

DISTANCE_TO_MARSH_EDGE_IN_M

CC ID: 760981
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Distance to Marsh Edge from middle of sampler in meters. Distance may be estimated visually, or measured with measuring tape, or by rangefinder.

DIST_TO_SEAGRASS_EDGE_IN_M

CC ID: 760982
Seq. Order: 16
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Distance to Seagrass Edge from middle of sampler in meters. Distance may be estimated visually, or measured with measuring tape, or by rangefinder.

INSIDE_DEPTH_ONE_IN_CM

CC ID: 760992
Seq. Order: 17
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

First depth measurement inside sampler in centimeters

INSIDE_DEPTH_TWO_IN_CM

CC ID: 760994
Seq. Order: 18
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Second depth measurement inside sampler in centimeters

INSIDE_DEPTH_THREE_IN_CM

CC ID: 760993
Seq. Order: 19
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Third depth measurement inside sampler in centimeters, if available

INSIDE_DEPTH_FOUR_IN_CM

CC ID: 760991
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Fourth depth measurement inside sampler in centimeters, if available

INSIDE_DEPTH_FIVE_IN_CM

CC ID: 760990
Seq. Order: 21
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Fifth depth measurement inside sampler in centimeters, if available

GENERALHABITAT

CC ID: 760985
Seq. Order: 22
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Primary habitat level: General habitat type

PHYSICALHABITAT

CC ID: 760998
Seq. Order: 23
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 25
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Secondary habitat level: Physical habitat type that better describes General Habitat

DOMINANTPLANTSPECIES

CC ID: 760983
Seq. Order: 24
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Dominant taxon of vegetation present inside sampler or in nearby adjacent area

MARSHSEAGRASSTYPE

CC ID: 760996
Seq. Order: 25
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 25
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Tertiary habitat level: Describes sites as natural, created, restored, transplanted, or naturally revegetated

MISCDESCRIPTOR

CC ID: 760997
Seq. Order: 26
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 50
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Pertinent miscellaneous information about sample site, location, replicate number, etc., not elsewhere recorded for given record

GENERALHABITATCOMMENTS

CC ID: 760986
Seq. Order: 27
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 200
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

General comments provided for clarification purposes

PLANTBIOMASS_IN_GRAMS

CC ID: 760999
Seq. Order: 28
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 7
Scale: 4
Status: Active
Description:

Optional column used to indicate if method(s) to obtain vegetation weight, or the measurement unit differed from standard procedures.

PLANTWETBIOMASS_IN_GRAMS

CC ID: 761002
Seq. Order: 29
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 7
Scale: 4
Status: Active
Description:

Vegetation weight in grams obtained after blotting plant material dry, if available

PLANTDRYBIOMASS_IN_GRAMS

CC ID: 761001
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 7
Scale: 4
Status: Active
Description:

Air or oven-dried [dry or ash] weight in grams

STEMCOUNT

CC ID: 761007
Seq. Order: 31
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Total or subsampled number of plant stems inside sampler (all taxa combined). Unprocessed unit-free numbers.

VegCover_in_percent

CC ID: 761010
Seq. Order: 32
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 22
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Estimated percentage of bottom area inside sampler covered by vegetation

PLANTCOMMENTS

CC ID: 761000
Seq. Order: 33
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 255
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Miscellaneous information on secondary vegetation types and other comments

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 761016
Date Effective From: 1995
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rozas, Lawrence P
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 761017
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: 761018
Date Effective From: 1995
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rozas, Lawrence P
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 761019
Date Effective From: 2016
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.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 53043
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2018-07-11 03:10+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-05-04 14:58+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-07-12
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-07-13