Gulf of Mexico Shark Pupping and Nursery (GULFSPAN) survey from 1994-2016 (NCEI Accession 0162100)

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The GULFPSAN survey is a fishery-independent survey that began in 1994 to examine the distribution and abundance of juvenile sharks in coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico. The data describes coastal shark abundance and environmental data from St. Andrews Bay to Apalachicola Bay in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.
  • Cite as: Carlson, John (2017). Gulf of Mexico Shark Pupping and Nursery (GULFSPAN) survey from 1994-2016 (NCEI Accession 0162100). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1994-04-22 to 2016-10-27
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.28205
S: 28.68897
E: -84.425
W: -85.89546
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • GULFSPAN Survey (longterm effort, catch, and environmental data) from 1994-2016
  • Distribution and community structure of coastal sharks in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico
  • Characterizing and predicting essential habitat features for juvenile coastal sharks
  • A Comparison of the Foraging Ecology and Bioenergetics of the Early Life-Stages of Two Sympatric Hammerhead Sharks
  • Coastal Habitat Use and Residency of Juvenile Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae)
  • Ontogenetic and site-related trends in the diet of the Atlantic sharpnose shark Rhizoprionodon terraenovae from the northeast Gulf of Mexico
  • Foraging ecology of the early life stages of four sympatric shark species
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-03-31
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
GULFSPAN was funded adhoc from 1994-2002.
In 2003 GULFSPAN started to receive specific funding

Submission Package ID: MCUK5H
Purpose To continue to investigate the distribution and abundance of coastal sharks and quantify coastal shark community structure in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. This information is used to refine shark essential fish habitat as mandated by the Magnuson-Steven Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Data is further collected to provide a juvenile index of abundance as an input to stock assessment models.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Carlson, John (2017). Gulf of Mexico Shark Pupping and Nursery (GULFSPAN) survey from 1994-2016 (NCEI Accession 0162100). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Carlson, John
Principal Investigators
  • John Carlson
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Panama City, FL Laboratory (SEFSC - Panama City Lab)
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Emily Harrell
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Panama City, FL Laboratory (SEFSC - Panama City Lab)
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Panama City, FL Laboratory
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 > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Submitter Theme Keywords
  • 1994-2016
  • Catch
  • Disc Width
  • Effort
  • Elasmobranch
  • Environmental data
  • FINSS
  • Fisheries Independent Data
  • Fork Length
  • GULFSPAN (Gulf of Mexico Shark Pupping and Nursery)
  • Maturity
  • Mesh Size
  • Precaudal Length
  • Rays
  • Shark
  • Stretch Total Length
  • Total Length
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/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • NETS
  • SECCHI DISKS
Submitter Instrument Keywords
  • Depth Sounder
  • Gillnet
  • Measuring Board
  • Measuring Tape
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
Submitter Place Keywords
  • Apalachicola Bay
  • Crooked Island Sound
  • Florida
  • Indian Pass
  • St. Andrews Bay
  • St. Joseph Bay
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Carlson, John (2017). Gulf of Mexico Shark Pupping and Nursery (GULFSPAN) survey from 1994-2016 (NCEI Accession 0162100). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-03-31T21:37:54 - NCEI Accession 0162100 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: Catch (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: effort (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: elasmobranch (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: environmental data (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: FINSS (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Fisheries Independent Data (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Gillnet (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: gillnet.
  • Data Type: Gulfspan (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: rays (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: shark (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: 1994-2016 (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Fork Length (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Data Type: Mesh size (measured); Units: in; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: gillnet.
  • Data Type: Precaudal Length (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Data Type: Total Length (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Data Type: Stretch Total Length (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Data Type: Disc Width (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Data Type: Maturity (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Water Temperature (measured); Units: celsius; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument.
  • Data Type: DEPTH (measured); Units: m; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: depth sounder.
  • Data Type: turbidity (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: measuring tape.
  • Data Type: DISSOLVED OXYGEN (measured); Units: mg/L; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • GPS
  • net
  • secchi disk
  • YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument
Last Modified: 2018-05-02T17:46:38
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