Biological Baseline Studies of Mobile Bay (MESC-CAB 1980-1981): Hydrography, Sediments, Benthic Fauna, Pelagic Fauna, Phytoplankton, and Zooplankton (NCEI Accession 0176496)

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Data from a monthly survey of Mobile Bay between April 1980 and August 1981. Extant data from the MESC Data Management System include sediment particle size distribution, discrete hydrography, identification and enumeration of benthic fauna, and identification and enumeration of water column biota.
  • Cite as: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium (2018). Biological Baseline Studies of Mobile Bay (MESC-CAB 1980-1981): Hydrography, Sediments, Benthic Fauna, Pelagic Fauna, Phytoplankton, and Zooplankton (NCEI Accession 0176496). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176496. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1980-04-03 to 1981-08-26
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.61333
S: 30.23833
E: -87.85167
W: -88.17333
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Biological Baseline Studies of Mobile Bay Interim Report
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-12-20
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
Submission Package ID: 07D0U5
Purpose Beginning in late 1979, the Alabama Coastal Area Board (CAB) funded a series of baseline surveys on the coastal resources of Alabama, including the distribution, abundance, and seasonality of benthic infauna, phytoplankton, zooplankton, foraminifera, epifaunal invertebrates and fishes, from which they could develop a monitoring program to observe any significant changes in the resources over time. Data collected for the CAB-BA project included samples for benthic fauna, pelagic fauna, sediment particle size, total organic carbon, foraminifera, zooplankton, phytoplankton, chlorophyll, turbidity, river flow, and hydrographic parameters. CAB became part of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) in 1982, and ADEM became part of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) in 2000.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium (2018). Biological Baseline Studies of Mobile Bay (MESC-CAB 1980-1981): Hydrography, Sediments, Benthic Fauna, Pelagic Fauna, Phytoplankton, and Zooplankton (NCEI Accession 0176496). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176496. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > AMOEBOIDS > FORAMINIFERS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SUSPENDED SOLIDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Provider Keywords
  • benthic macroinvertebrates
  • phytoplankton
  • zooplankton
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • TRAWL
Provider Instruments
  • Hydrolab Corporation surveyor
  • Peterson grab
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium (2018). Biological Baseline Studies of Mobile Bay (MESC-CAB 1980-1981): Hydrography, Sediments, Benthic Fauna, Pelagic Fauna, Phytoplankton, and Zooplankton (NCEI Accession 0176496). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176496. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-12-20T20:19:25Z - NCEI Accession 0176496 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: TEMPERATURE [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Hydrolab Corporation surveyor.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • laboratory analysis
  • sediment sampler - grab
  • trawl
Last Modified: 2019-03-26T23:04:30Z
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