Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Chocolate Bay/Halls Lake 1987-1988, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/8607.

Item Identification

Title: Chocolate Bay/Halls Lake 1987-1988
Short Name: Chocolate Bay 1987-1988
Status: Completed
Abstract:

During May 1987, and May-June and September 1988, a total of 80 inner and outer marsh samples were collected in the Alligator Point salt marsh of Chocolate Bay within the Galveston Bay estuary system of Texas. The objective was to examine the relationship between marsh edge and nekton use in a planted Spartina marsh. Overall, the study indicates that habitat value of created salt marshes can be enhanced by incorporating tidal creeks into the marsh design.

Purpose:

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

Notes:

Macrofaunal and infaunal samples collected from Chocolate Bay, Texas: Spring 1987, and Spring and Fall of 1988.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1.8 m drop trap sampler
None brown shrimp
None crabs
None dredge disposal
None estuarine dependent
None Farfantepenaeus aztecus
None Farfantepenaeus duorarum
None fish
None invertebrates
None Litopenaeus setiferus
None nekton
None nursery
None pink shrimp
None salt marsh
None shrimp
None submerged aquatic vegetation
None white shrimp

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1987-1988

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Alligator Point
None Chocolate Bay
None Galveston Bay estuary
None Gulf of Mexico
None Halls Lake
None Texas

Physical Location

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

File 8607.zip on SEFSC PARR Data Server

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 33870
Date Effective From: 1987
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

Distributor

CC ID: 279405
Date Effective From: 1987
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: 282160
Date Effective From: 1987
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: 282161
Date Effective From: 1987
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: 279410
W° Bound: -95.115337
E° Bound: -95.110767
N° Bound: 29.178712
S° Bound: 29.177475
Description

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 279409
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1987
End: 1988

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: 758381
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://grunt.sefsc.noaa.gov/parr/8607.zip
Distributor: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (1987 - Present)
File Name: 8607.zip
Description:

Contains files referenced by this data set

File Type: Zip
Compression: Zip
Review Status: Chked Viruses

Technical Environment

Description:

pc files

Data Quality

Accuracy:

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

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Each sample was assigned a unique identification code. Field collected samples were tagged redundantly (e.g. one label inside of the collection vessel and a matching label attached to the outside of the vessel). The identifier and its associated information (e.g. date, location, habitat) was 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 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?: Yes
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:

Data is in use in current analysis. 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:

NA

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.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284930
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: 8607
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2008-12-12 10:19+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