SEAMAP and NRDA 2010 Fall Plankton Survey (GU1004, EK60)

Primary objectives were to assess the occurrence, abundance and geographical distribution of the early life stages of fall spawning fishes, especially red drum, red snapper and other snapper species, and king and Spanish mackerel, Gulf-wide on the U.S. continental shelf using a bongo frame fitted with 0.335 mm mesh nets and a neuston frame fitted with a 0.950 mm mesh net at selected SEAMAP stations, and describe the pelagic habitat of fish larvae through measurements of various physical and biological parameters including salinity, fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and chlorophyll.
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2010): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (GU1004, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V55H7D9G [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • Simrad EK60 raw (.raw) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad EK60 raw files. See the Simrad EK60 interface specification manual for additional information.
Ordering Instructions Contact the NCEI Water Column Sonar Data Manager to order data
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset Principal Investigator Charles H. Thompson
Physical Scientist
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
228-688-2097
charles.h.thompson@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Glenn Zapfe
Research Fishery Biologist
NMFS/SEFSC/MSLabs
228-549-1650
glenn.zapfe@noaa.gov
Time Period 2010-09-15T14:28:47 to 2010-09-30T02:09:29
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.36805
S: 24.05
E: -81.08333
W: -88.56703
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2010-09-15
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose The SEAMAP fall plankton survey collects samples from a systematic grid of stations to assess distribution, occurrence and abundance ofthe early life stages of a variety of species of fishes and invertebrates. The survey specifically targets larvae of red drum, red snapper and other snapper species, and king and Spanish mackerel.
    Use Limitations
    • These data are considered raw and have not been subjected to the NOAA's quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
    • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
    Dataset Citation
    • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2010): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (GU1004, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V55H7D9G [access date]
    Custodians
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Resource Providers
    • Dataset contact information not available
    Publishers
      Publisher information not available.
    Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Scattering
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Pelagic
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Aquatic Ecosystems
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
    Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > WCMS > Water Column Mapping System
    Place keywords International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Sea Area ("Limits of Oceans and Seas" publication S-23)
    • Gulf of Mexico
    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
    • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2010): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (GU1004, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V55H7D9G [access date]
    Access Constraints
    • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
    • Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
    Fees
    • Free
    Lineage information for: collectionHardware
    Lineage Statement Uncalibrated
    Lineage information for: series
    Processor
    • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage Statement
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Platform
    • Gordon Gunter (GU)
    Operation
    • GU1004_EK60
    Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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