Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: San Antonio Bay 1986-1989,

Item Identification

Title: San Antonio Bay 1986-1989
Short Name: San Antonio Bay 1986-1989
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 1986
Revision Date: 1990
Publication Date: 2018

The effect of salinity on utilization of shallow-water nursery habitats by aquatic fauna was assessed in San Antonio Bay, Texas. Overall, 272 samples were collected in a variety of marsh, vegetated, and non-vegetated habitats throughout the Bay system. Sampling began in fall 1986 and extended through fall 1989. Vegetated habitats, marsh, and submerged aquatic vegetation has significantly higher densities of fishes and decapod crustaceans than bare mud habitats.


Identify and describe the relationship between fishery productivity and the coastal environment.


Utilization of nursery habitats by nekton in San Antonio Bay relative to variations in salinity: 1986-1989


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None abundance
None brown shrimp
None crabs
None distribution
None Farfantepenaeus aztecus
None Farfantepenaeus duorarum
None fish
None invertebrates
None Litopenaeus setiferus
None macrofauna
None marsh plants
None nekton
None nonvegetated bottom
None nursery habitat
None pink shrimp
None salt marsh
None submerged aquatic vegetation
None white shrimp

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1986-1989

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Lake Island
None Lucas Lake
None Port O'Conner
None San Antonio Bay
None Texas
None Victoria Barge Canal

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1.8 meter diameter drop trap sampler

Physical Location

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

PARR Data Server

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Mixed
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 282104
Date Effective From: 1986
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address:
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.


CC ID: 279344
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Phone: (305)361-5761
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 282106
Date Effective From: 1986
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address:
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 279346
Date Effective From: 1986
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Baumer, Tim J
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address:
Phone: 409-766-3784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 279349
W° Bound: -96.734619
E° Bound: -96.416016
N° Bound: 28.456618
S° Bound: 28.283824

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 279348
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1986
End: 1989

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

To fishery Scientists and other qualified researchers upon request.

Data Access Procedure:

Contact Jim Ditty

Data Access Constraints:


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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 754226
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL:
Distributor: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (2018 - Present)
File Name:

zip file containing all files that comprise this data set. Included is a readme file which lists all files that are in the .zip file

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


Technical Environment


pc files

Data Quality


Data were entered into spreadsheets and checked against the raw data sheet to avoid entry errors

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control was provided by comparing field data sheets and specimen identification (ID) sheets against the entered data print-out. One biologist read from the field data or specimen ID sheet while a second biologist checked the data entry print-out. Corrections were made at this time and saved. The project data manager also examined these corrected data, and sorted these data in a variety of ways to look for outliers, missing information, 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
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:


Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 0
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.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 282111

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.

Process Contact: Ditty, James
Phone (Voice): 409-766-3782
Email Address:

Acquisition Information


Instrument 1

CC ID: 856142
Identifier: 1.8-m drop trap
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Drop Sampler

Instrument 2

CC ID: 856141
Identifier: YSI Model 51B Dissolved Oxygen Meter
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Dissolved Oxygen Meter

Dissolved oxygen meters (DO) are available in handheld and benchtop models. When selecting a dissolved oxygen meter, keep in mind the following variables: types of probes, waterproof housing, automatic barometric pressure compensation, manual barometric pressure compensation, salinity adjustment, temperature compensation, memory capabilities, and replaceable membranes, caps and modules.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 8590
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2008-12-11 11:31+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