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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Meso-American System Larval Transport Ecology (CRCP), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/8863.

Item Identification

Title: Meso-American System Larval Transport Ecology (CRCP)
Short Name: Mesoamerican coral reef project
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Reef fish populations are part of one of the most complex ecosystems in the marine environment. They are also the most heavily exploited part of the ecosystem and have been pushed to extremely low levels throughout South Florida and the wider Caribbean. Despite the importance of these populations, relatively little is known about most stages of their life cycles or their interaction with small and mesoscale oceanographic patterns. Important information such as adult spawning behavior, location, and depth of spawning aggregations and recruitment is mostly unknown. Less is known about the status of these fish populations in the western Caribbean along the Meso-American reef system, though stocks there are generally considered to have suffered less exploitation. There are also significant gaps in our understanding of the complex circulation patterns along the western Caribbean Seas Yucatan coast where the Caribbean Current and the Loop Current connect and flow into the Gulf of Mexico. This area plays a potentially important but still un- known role in the route of subtropical gyre circulation which drives the biological production and transport of larvae throughout this region. This research project is designed to provide a baseline study of the fisheries oceanography of the western Caribbean during winter spawning and provide a basis for future fisheries management decisions. What is the level of larval dispersal and recruitment connectivity within and amongst the Mesoamerican reef, the Dry Tortugas, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuarys reserves Is there evidence of self-recruitment within these marine reserves

Purpose:

To observe variation in ichthyoplankton abundance and composition in the region due to oceanographic processes

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None biological data
None coral
None current
None depth
None early life history data
None environmental data
None FINSS
None fisheries-independent data
None gear
None gordon gunther
None physical oceanographic data
None temperature
None thermal fronts
None Tuna
None zooplankton collections

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2006
None 2007
None spring

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None belize
None caribbean sea
None guatamals

Physical Location

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

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Mixed
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

PC Files

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 285103
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lamkin, John
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Email Address: john.lamkin@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4226
Fax: 305-361-4219
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 282338
Date Effective From: 2006
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: 282340
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lamkin, John
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Email Address: john.lamkin@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4226
Fax: 305-361-4219
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 282341
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lamkin, John
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Email Address: john.lamkin@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4226
Fax: 305-361-4219
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 279608
W° Bound: -87.99831666667
E° Bound: -85.712
N° Bound: 21.7452
S° Bound: 16.34401666667
Description

Caribbean Sea

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 279607
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006
End: 2007

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Handling Description:

N/A

Data Access Policy:

Available to qualified researchers

Data Access Procedure:

Please contact data steward

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

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

Please Credit

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Larvae are identified using dichotomous keys and published literature, and colleagues in the field are consulted for confirmation and accuracy.

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: 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:

The archival process is currently under development.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
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.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 285110
Description:

Data from some gear types are recorded on paper forms in the field, then entered into Excel sheets and finally an Access database. Those gear which are run by computer programs generate data directly into computer files. These data sometimes must be extracted into Excel form, then uploaded to Access database. Identifications are directly entered into Excel spreadsheets.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 8863
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:8863
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2009-01-13 15:20+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-04-27 12:52+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-04-27
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year