Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Halls Lake 1990, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/8606.

Item Identification

Title: Halls Lake 1990
Short Name: Hall Lake 1990
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Salt marsh habitats along the shoreline of Halls Lake are threatened by wave erosion, but the reconstruction of barrier islands to reduce this erosion will modify or destroy nonvegetated habitats in West Bay. Twenty-four 1.8-m diameter drop samples were taken in and around Halls Lake in West Galveston Bay during May, 1990 on daylight flood tides to provide information on the relative value of estuarine habitats for fishery species. Over 3,000 fish, shrimp, and crabs were collected from about 39 taxa. In conjunction with other published data on habitat value in Galveston Bay, our results indicate that for most crustacean, the Halls Lake marshes are more valuable than the other habitats examined. The relative value of the habitats for fishes was highly species-dependent. A survey of the West Bay shoreline indicated that valuable salt marsh habitats could be established on created barrier islands if direction of exposure and shoreline slope were controlled.

Purpose:

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

Notes:

Habitat availability and utilization by nektonic and benthic organisms in Halls Lake, West Galveston Bay, Texas: May 17-18, 1990.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1.8 m diameter cylindrical drop sampler
None abundance
None benthos
None biomass sampling
None brown shrimp
None crabs
None distribution
None Environmental Data
None estuarine dependent
None Farfantepenaeus aztecus
None Farfantepenaeus duorarum
None fish
None Habitat characteristics
None habitat data
None invertebrates
None Land/Ocean Exchanges
None Litopenaeus setiferus
None macrofauna
None nursery habitat
None Physical Measures Sediments
None Physical Measures Water
None pink shrimp
None predator
None prey
None salt marsh
None submerged aquatic vegetation
None white shrimp

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1990

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Gulf Of Mexico
None Halls Lake
None West Galveston Bay

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 33866
Date Effective From: 2006-01-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address: Jim.Ditty@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508

Data Steward

CC ID: 282149
Date Effective From: 1990
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address: Jim.Ditty@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 279395
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 284916
Date Effective From: 1990
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address: Jim.Ditty@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 284917
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.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 284920
W° Bound: -95.100746
E° Bound: -95.065384
N° Bound: 29.196227
S° Bound: 29.172998
Description

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 284919
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 1990

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:

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 in these data, 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: 716004
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/download/156970.1.1.tar.gz
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2016 - Present)
File Name: 156970.1.1.tar.gz
Description:

tar file containing all files to be downloaded for this dataset

File Type: .gz
File Size: 5.108 MB
Compression: GZIP
Review Status: Not Chked

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 33868
URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0156970
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NCEI Landing Page for the dataset

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Each sample was assigned a unique identification code. Field samples were tagged redundantly (e.g. one label inside collection container and a matching label attached to the outside of container). The sample identifier and associated information (e.g. date, location, habitat) were 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 field 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: 180
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 180
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: 284921
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.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 8606
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2008-12-12 10:18+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