American Horseshoe Crab Abundance in the Northern Central Gulf of Mexico from 2012-05-21 to 2013-08-20 (NCEI Accession 0149391)

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This dataset contains sightings of American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, during shoreline surveys conducted in late spring and summer in 2012 and 2013. The study area was in the northern Gulf of Mexico extending from Fort Morgan peninsula of the Alabama coast west to Horn Island off the Mississippi coast, which covers a total distance from east to west of about 60 km. Live crabs, dead crabs, and molts are included.
  • Cite as: Carmichael, Ruth; Estes Jr, Maurice (2016). American Horseshoe Crab Abundance in the Northern Central Gulf of Mexico from 2012-05-21 to 2013-08-20 (NCEI Accession 0149391). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5ZS2TH4 [access date]
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Time Period 2012-05-21 to 2013-08-20
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.25214
S: 30.2
E: -87.96343
W: -88.75416
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-05-03
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: 6UT4BT
Purpose The purpose of this project was to evaluate suitable habitat for the American horseshoe crab along the Mississippi – Alabama coast and to provide baseline data for the development of a habitat suitability model. The north central Gulf of Mexico barrier islands and shorelines provide habitat for horseshoe crabs. This region has food supply and beach attributes that are known to support some crabs and are consistent with known habitat characteristics elsewhere.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Carmichael, Ruth; Estes Jr, Maurice (2016). American Horseshoe Crab Abundance in the Northern Central Gulf of Mexico from 2012-05-21 to 2013-08-20 (NCEI Accession 0149391). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5ZS2TH4 [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Carmichael, Ruth
  • Estes Jr, Maurice
Principal Investigators
  • Ruth Carmichael
    Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Contributors
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
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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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Carmichael, Ruth; Estes Jr, Maurice (2016). American Horseshoe Crab Abundance in the Northern Central Gulf of Mexico from 2012-05-21 to 2013-08-20 (NCEI Accession 0149391). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5ZS2TH4 [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-05-03T17:47:41 - NCEI Accession 0149391 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: fieldNotes/Abundance (measured); Units: specimens; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: sighting; Sampling and Analyzing Method: presence/absence and abundance of horseshoe crab sightings during surveys.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • visual observation
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