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Community Dynamics along a Salinity Gradient in Florida Bay

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Community Dynamics along a Salinity Gradient in Florida Bay
Abstract:
This project evaluates seagrass associated fish and invertebrate (caridean and penaeid shrimp) community structure in relation to seagrass and salinity across Florida Bay. Project objectives include documenting fish and shrimp community structure: at the end of the dry season (annual high salinity) and wet season (annual low salinity); along local depth gradients (bank, basin and near key); in relation to seagrass micro-habitat (seagrass blade density, blade length, biomass, etc.); and in years when the bay functioned as a positive estuary and as a negative estuary. Florida Bay is a marine lagoon located downstream of the Florida Everglades. Salinity patterns influence biological activities greatly. Direct freshwater flow into Florida Bay occurs through Taylor Slough or the C-111 Canal into northeastern Florida Bay. Shark River Slough, the principal freshwater flow way of Everglades National Park, empties into Whitewater Bay and the mangrove estuaries of the Park’s southwest coast. Freshwater from Shark River Slough enters Florida Bay from the west after mixing with near shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Salinity conditions in Florida Bay vary with rainfall in south Florida both seasonally and inter-annually. During extremely wet periods in south Florida estuarine conditions may extend over most of Florida Bay. Thus, among years, Florida Bay ranges between a positive and negative estuary, during very wet and very dry years, respectively. Storing and diverting water for water supply and flood control have modified the quantity, timing and distribution of fresh water flows entering Florida Bay. This thought to have contributed to a general marinification of the bay over the last century and to have increased the frequency and intensity of hypersaline events. Upstream channelization has increased the speed with which floodwaters enter the bay and the rapidity with which subsequent salinity changes occur, especially in northeastern Florida Bay.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Mike Robblee, Ed Matheson, Gordon Thayer, Lawrence Rozas, Andre Daniels, 2003, Community Dynamics along a Salinity Gradient in Florida Bay.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.0
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.4
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.2
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.8
    Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Central Everglades, including Floriday Bay: Monroe County

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 1998
    Ending_Date: 2003
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps & Data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

  8. What biological taxa does this data set concern?

    Taxonomy:
    Keywords/Taxon:
    Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
    Taxonomic_Keywords: fish
    Taxonomic_Keywords: invertebrates
    Taxonomic_Keywords: caridean shrimp
    Taxonomic_Keywords: penaeid shrimp
    Taxonomic_Keywords: seagrass
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Farfantepenaeus
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Farfantepenaeus duorarum
    Applicable_Common_Name: pink shrimp
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Suborder
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Periclimenes
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Periclimenes americanus
    Applicable_Common_Name: American grass shrimp
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
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    Applicable_Common_Name: snapping shrimps
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Alpheus
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Alpheus heterochaelis
    Applicable_Common_Name: bigclaw snapping shrimp
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Hippolytidae
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Hippolyte
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    Applicable_Common_Name: bryozoan shrimp
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Actinopterygii
    Applicable_Common_Name: ray-finned fishes
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Clupeiformes
    Applicable_Common_Name: anchovies
    Applicable_Common_Name: herrings
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    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Anchoa mitchilli
    Applicable_Common_Name: bay anchovy
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    Applicable_Common_Name: Gulf toadfish
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    Applicable_Common_Name: yellowfin mojarra
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    Applicable_Common_Name: code goby
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Microgobius
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    Applicable_Common_Name: clown goby
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Cyprinodontiformes
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Floridichthys
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    Applicable_Common_Name: goldspotted killifish
    Taxonomic_Classification:
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    Applicable_Common_Name: rainwater killifish
    Taxonomic_Classification:
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Thalassia testudinum
    Applicable_Common_Name: turtlegrass


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

    • Mike Robblee, Ed Matheson, Gordon Thayer, Lawrence Rozas, Andre Daniels

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Mike Robblee
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Florida International Univerty University Park Campus
    Miami, FL
    USA

    305-348-1269 (voice)
    305-348-4096 (FAX)
    mike_robblee@usgs.gov


Why was the data set created?

This project contributes to a central science need for restoration in Florida Bay; to understand the role of salinity as it has impacted the Bay’s ecological function over the last century and to predict the impacts of alterations of upstream flows into the Bay associated with restoration activities to the ecological function of the Bay. This project was planned to strongly complement a long-term USGS study of fish and invertebrate populations in Johnson Key Basin, western Florida Bay. In turn, these projects and a joint NOAA/USGS project on pink shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum, recruitment to Florida Bay contribute to the development of a pink shrimp simulation model under development by NOAA for the purposes of evaluating the merit and success of upstream water management activities and for use as a performance measure for Florida Bay restoration.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

    David Kieckbusch, Michael Robblee, Andre Daniels, Joan Browder, and Jeremy Hall, 2003, Southern Biscayne Bay Nearshore Fish and Invertebrate Community:.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Aruro E. Torres, Aaron L. Higer, Heather S. Henkel, Patsy R. Mixson, Jane R. Eggleston, Teresa L. Embry, and Gail Clement, 200304, U.S. Geological Survey Greater Everglades Science Program: 2002 Biennial Report: Open-File Report 03-54, U.S. Geological Survey, Tallahassee, Florida.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Including USGS abstracts of presentations made at the Joint Science Conference* on Florida Bay and Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) - "From Kissimmee to the Keys", held April 13-18, 2003. Palm Harbor, Florida
    R.E. Matheson, David Camp, Mike Robblee, Gordon Thayer, Dave Meyer, and Lawrence Rozas, 2003, The Relationship of Seagrass-Associated FIsh and Crustacean Communities to Habitat Gradients in Florida Bay:.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Compiled by Arturo E. Torres, Aaron L. Higer, Heather S. Henkel, Patsy R. Mixson, Jane R. Eggleston, Teresa L. Embry, and Gail Clement, 2003, U.S. Geological Survey Greater Everglades Science Program: 2002 Biennial Report: Open-File Report 03-54, U.S. Geological Survey, Tallahassee, Florida.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Including USGS abstracts of presentations made at the Joint Science Conference on Florida Bay and Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) - "From Kissimmee to the Keys"


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Cite primary authors and database when using or publishing these data

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Heather S. Henkel
    U.S. Geological Survey
    600 4th Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL
    USA

    727-502-8028 (voice)
    727-502-8182 (FAX)
    hhenkel@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 22-Sep-2014
Metadata author:
Heather S. Henkel
U.S. Geological Survey
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
USA

727-502-8028 (voice)
727-502-8182 (FAX)
sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001.1-1999)


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