Abundance and Distribution of Commercially Important Estuarine Dependent Species Populations within the Gulf of Mexico from 1986-04-01 to 2017-06-27 (NCEI Accession 0175786)

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This dataset contains records of Gulf of Mexico (GOM) blue crab (Callinectes sapidus), white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus), brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus), and fishes which can be used to quantify their population abundances and distributions. The data set contains existing data as a baseline and supplemental data from continued sampling. It contains records of early life stage blue crab, white shrimp, brown shrimp, and fishes (measurements and counts) from beach seine and trawl samples across the north GOM in the central Gulf States that were collected using standardized sampling methods. Data also include habitat assessments such as descriptions, georeferencing information, and abiotic factors (DO, salinity, temperature).
  • Cite as: O'Connell, Ann; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; University of New Orleans/Nekton Research Laboratory; University of Southern Mississippi/Gulf Coast Research Laboratory; Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources/Fisheries Assessment and Monitoring Program; University of Southern Alabama/Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2018). Abundance and Distribution of Commercially Important Estuarine Dependent Species Populations within the Gulf of Mexico from 1986-04-01 to 2017-06-27 (NCEI Accession 0175786). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175786. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1986-04-01 to 2017-06-27
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.68067
S: 29.8917
E: -87.6955
W: -89.85889
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-09-18
  • revision: 2018-10-19
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.

Submission Package ID: PB4WLM
Purpose The purpose of the dataset is to a. Assess changes in blue crab and white and brown shrimp population distribution and abundance due to OCS activities and potential direct exposure to oil and dispersants (i.e. changes in population density in various life stages, immediate population or species decline due to mortality, resource limitations, increased competition, physiological changes [sterility, growth rate changes], toxins in tissues, etc.) by analyzing baseline and monitoring data. Additionally, this dataset can be used to b. Assess changes in larval, post-larval and early life stage community assemblages in coastal habitat that may offer insight into reduction of crab and shrimp populations (predator/prey interactions, changes in geographic range, resource limitations, etc.).
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: O'Connell, Ann; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; University of New Orleans/Nekton Research Laboratory; University of Southern Mississippi/Gulf Coast Research Laboratory; Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources/Fisheries Assessment and Monitoring Program; University of Southern Alabama/Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2018). Abundance and Distribution of Commercially Important Estuarine Dependent Species Populations within the Gulf of Mexico from 1986-04-01 to 2017-06-27 (NCEI Accession 0175786). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175786. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • O'Connell, Ann
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • University of New Orleans/Nekton Research Laboratory
  • University of Southern Mississippi/Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
  • Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources/Fisheries Assessment and Monitoring Program
  • University of Southern Alabama/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Principal Investigators
  • Martin O'Connell
    University of New Orleans/Nekton Research Laboratory
Collaborators
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Ann O'Connell
    University of New Orleans/Nekton Research Laboratory
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOI; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SURFACE SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > SECCHI DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SEA STATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Provider Keywords
  • Cloud Cover
  • Size of species
  • Vegetation
  • specific conductivity
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
  • DOI/BOEM
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • SECCHI DISKS
Provider Instruments
  • Garmin Chartplotter
  • Garmin GPS
  • visual observation
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
Project keywords Provider Project Names
  • BOEM - ESP
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Environmental Studies Program
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: O'Connell, Ann; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; University of New Orleans/Nekton Research Laboratory; University of Southern Mississippi/Gulf Coast Research Laboratory; Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources/Fisheries Assessment and Monitoring Program; University of Southern Alabama/Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2018). Abundance and Distribution of Commercially Important Estuarine Dependent Species Populations within the Gulf of Mexico from 1986-04-01 to 2017-06-27 (NCEI Accession 0175786). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175786. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • 2018-09-18T18:59:27Z - NCEI Accession 0175786 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-10-19T13:32:21Z - NCEI Accession 0175786 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: Taxon (measured); Units: documentation only - no units; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type.
  • Parameter or Variable: Weight (measured); Units: gram; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: scale.
  • Parameter or Variable: Size-minsl (measured); Units: millimeter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Parameter or Variable: Size-maxsl (measured); Units: millimeter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Parameter or Variable: Size-mintl (measured); Units: millimeter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Parameter or Variable: Size-maxtl (measured); Units: millimeter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Parameter or Variable: Size-minrostrum (measured); Units: millimeter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Parameter or Variable: Size-maxrostrum (measured); Units: millimeter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Parameter or Variable: Size-mincara (measured); Units: millimeter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Parameter or Variable: Size-maxcara (measured); Units: millimeter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: measuring board.
  • Parameter or Variable: Number of Specimens (measured); Units: number; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type.
  • Parameter or Variable: Habitat (measured); Units: numeric code; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water_tempsurface (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument, Hydrolab, other meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water_tempbottom (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument, Hydrolab, other meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Air_temp (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument, Hydrolab, other meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Secchi (measured); Units: meter for UNO/NRL, USM/GCRL, USA/DISL; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: secchi disk; Sampling and Analyzing Method: USM/GCRL (changed from ft to m).
  • Parameter or Variable: Depth (measured); Units: meter for UNO/NRL, USM/GCRL, USA/DISL; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Garmin GPS and various meters; Sampling and Analyzing Method: USM/GCRL (changed from ft to m).
  • Parameter or Variable: Water (measured); Units: documentation - no units; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type.
  • Parameter or Variable: Salinitysurface (measured); Units: ppt; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument, Hydrolab, other meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Salinitybottom (measured); Units: ppt; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument, Hydrolab, other meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Spec_cond (measured); Units: S/cm; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument, Hydrolab, other meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Cond (measured); Units: S/cm; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument, Hydrolab, other meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Dosurface (measured); Units: ppm; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument, Hydrolab, other meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Dobottom (measured); Units: ppm; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument, Hydrolab, other meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Winddir (measured); Units: (N,S,E,W, etc.) or azimuth degree; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Garmin GPS and various meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Windspeed (measured); Units: Knots; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Garmin GPS and various meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Weather (measured); Units: documentation - no units; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type.
  • Parameter or Variable: Sea State (measured); Units: USM/GCRL(numeric code), USA/DISL (Ft or text description); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Garmin Chartplotter or visual observation.
  • Parameter or Variable: Cloud cover (measured); Units: USM/GCRL (numeric code); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Garmin chartplotter.
  • Parameter or Variable: Vegetation (measured); Units: documentation only - no units; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type.
  • Parameter or Variable: Bottom (measured); Units: documentation - no units; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type.
  • Parameter or Variable: StartLat (measured); Units: Decimal degrees; Observation Category: In situ; Sampling Instrument: Garmin GPS and various meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: StartLong (measured); Units: Decimal degrees; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Garmin GPS and various meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: FinLat (measured); Units: Decimal degrees; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Garmin GPS and various meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: FinLong (measured); Units: Decimal degrees; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Garmin GPS and various meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Disttowed (measured); Units: Nautical miles (USM/GCRL); Ft (USA/DISL); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Garmin GPS and various meters.
  • Parameter or Variable: Family (measured); Units: documentation only - no units; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • scale
  • secchi disk
  • YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument
Last Modified: 2019-09-20T13:02:29Z
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