Fish age validation study with bomb-produced radiocarbon (14C) conducted on yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) and northern rockfish (Sebastes polyspinis) by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis division from 1987-01-01 to 2004-01-01 (NCEI Accession 0134853)

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Fish age validation with bomb-produced radiocarbon (14C) requires a known-age Delta14C reference chronology spanning the era of a marine increase in bomb-produced 14C (1950s to 1960s). Concordance between otolith Delta14C in a validation sample and the reference chronology indicates accurate test ages. Here we compare a new Delta14C reference chronology from the eastern Bering Sea and a previously established reference from the Gulf of Alaska with otolith Delta14C in two validation species, eastern Bering Sea yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) and Gulf of Alaska northern rockfish (Sebastes polyspinis). Our goals were twofold: to validate the age determination methods for northern rockfish and yellowfin sole using comparisons within oceanic basins, and to explore the outcome of making naive comparisons of these validation data sets to reference chronologies across oceanic basins. We present a information-theoretic approach to hypothesis testing and use Bayesian data analysis with Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation as a probabilistic framework to quantitatively estimate age determination bias and its uncertainty. Based on within-basin comparisons we concluded that estimated ages for eastern Bering Sea yellowfin sole and Gulf of Alaska northern rockfish were accurate. We further concluded that there were important differences in otolith 14C uptake between fish from the two ocean basins
  • Cite as: Craig Kastelle (2015). Fish age validation study with bomb-produced radiocarbon (14C) conducted on yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) and northern rockfish (Sebastes polyspinis) by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis division from 1987-01-01 to 2004-01-01 (NCEI Accession 0134853). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1987-01-01 to 2004-01-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 60
S: 52
E: -150
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-10-09
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
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 05150H
Purpose The purpose of this data set is to use bomb-produced 14C to confirm the accuracy of northern rockfish and yellowfin sole ages estimated from otolith growth-zones.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Craig Kastelle (2015). Fish age validation study with bomb-produced radiocarbon (14C) conducted on yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) and northern rockfish (Sebastes polyspinis) by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis division from 1987-01-01 to 2004-01-01 (NCEI Accession 0134853). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Craig Kastelle
Collaborators
  • Craig Kastelle
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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 > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC > Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
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  • Cite as: Craig Kastelle (2015). Fish age validation study with bomb-produced radiocarbon (14C) conducted on yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) and northern rockfish (Sebastes polyspinis) by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis division from 1987-01-01 to 2004-01-01 (NCEI Accession 0134853). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2015-10-09T11:29:10 - NCEI Accession 0134853 v1.1 was published.
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  • Data Type: na (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: na.
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Instrument
  • laboratory analysis
  • mass spectrometer
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