Data collected by the R/V Gyre in the Gulf of Mexico to support the Stability and Change in the Gulf of Mexico Chemosynthetic Communities Program, 1996 - 2002 (NODC Accession 0000788)

A multidisciplinary team of marine scientists has completed a program entitled Stability and Change in Gulf of Mexico Chemosynthetic Communities. The program was carried out under contract with the Department of Interior, Minerals Management Service (MMS), with technical supervision of the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Regional Office, New Orleans, Louisiana. The fundamental concern of the program was the effect that development of offshore energy reserves might have upon dense assemblages of deep-sea organisms, particularly chemosynthetic tubeworms, mussels, and clams, as well as fish and crustaceans, that live in association with them. Hydrocarbons from commercial oil and gas reserves escape into the sea bottom at natural seeps found commonly across the Gulf of Mexico's northern continental slope. Chemosynthetic animals utilize chemical energy from hydrocarbons to maintain colonies that have unusually high biomass compared with the sea bottom elsewhere. Chemosynthetic communities at hydrocarbon seeps were discovered in 1984 and have been previously investigated in studies funded by MMS. However, more knowledge was needed about the life history and ecology of chemosynthetic communities in the Gulf of Mexico. The program has produced a substantial body of findings, which include numerous peer-reviewed publications and student theses in addition to the results detailed in the final report. Given the pace of publication, it is likely that this productivity will continue for some time to come.
  • Cite as: Wolff, Gary A.; Texas A&M University (2011). Data collected by the R/V Gyre in the Gulf of Mexico to support the Stability and Change in the Gulf of Mexico Chemosynthetic Communities Program, 1996 - 2002 (NODC Accession 0000788). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1996-10-01 to 2002-04-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 27.78
S: 27.74
E: -91.22
W: -91.5
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-06
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Wolff, Gary A.; Texas A&M University (2011). Data collected by the R/V Gyre in the Gulf of Mexico to support the Stability and Change in the Gulf of Mexico Chemosynthetic Communities Program, 1996 - 2002 (NODC Accession 0000788). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
Originator Theme Keywords
  • 1-methylnaphthalene
  • 1-methylphenanthrene
  • 2, 6-dimethylnaphthalene
  • Cl
  • DIC
  • Fe
  • Johnson Sea Link
  • K
  • Mg
  • NR-1
  • Na
  • PAH
  • Sr
  • TIC
  • TOC
  • Total c1-c5
  • Vesicomyid clams
  • acenaphthalene
  • anthracene
  • bacterial symbionts
  • benz[a]anthracene
  • benzo[a]pyrene
  • benzo[e]pyrene
  • biphenyl
  • boxcores
  • butane
  • chemosynthetic communities
  • chrysene
  • clams
  • dibenz[a, h]anthracene
  • ecology
  • ethane
  • extractable organic matter (EOM)
  • extreme environments
  • fluoranthene
  • fluorene
  • gas hydrate
  • head space
  • hydrocarbon seeps
  • inorganic
  • methane
  • microelectrode profiling
  • naphthalene, 2-methylnaphthalene
  • nitrate
  • nitrite
  • organic
  • pentane
  • perylene
  • phenanthrene
  • phosphate
  • pogonophorans
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
  • pore water chemistry
  • ppm
  • propylene
  • pyrene
  • sediments
  • seep mussels
  • side-scan sonar
  • silica
  • stable C, N, S isotopes
  • stable isotope analysis
  • sulfate
  • sulfide
  • trophic relations
  • tubeworms
  • urea
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • SEDIMENT CORERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Originator Place Keywords
  • Brine Pool
  • Bush Hill
  • GB 425
  • GC 185
  • GC 233
  • GC 234
  • Green Canyon
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • TAMU 17
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Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Wolff, Gary A.; Texas A&M University (2011). Data collected by the R/V Gyre in the Gulf of Mexico to support the Stability and Change in the Gulf of Mexico Chemosynthetic Communities Program, 1996 - 2002 (NODC Accession 0000788). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-06T20:00:22 - NCEI Accession 0000788 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Instrument
  • sediment sampler - corer
Platform
  • GYRE
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