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Community Dynamics along a Salinity Gradient in Florida Bay

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Mike Robblee, Ed Matheson, Gordon Thayer, Lawrence Rozas, Andre Daniels
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Community Dynamics along a Salinity Gradient in Florida Bay
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps & Data
Online_Linkage:
https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=comm_dynamics
Description:
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.
Purpose:
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.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1998
Ending_Date: 2003
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: none planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Central Everglades, including Floriday Bay: Monroe County
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.4
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.2
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.8
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: community dynamics
Theme_Keyword: community structure
Theme_Keyword: abundance
Theme_Keyword: secondary productivity
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: seagrass
Theme_Keyword: estuary
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
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Taxonomic_Keywords: invertebrates
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Taxonomic_Keywords: penaeid shrimp
Taxonomic_Keywords: seagrass
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Ecdysozoa
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Subphylum
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Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Cite primary authors and database when using or publishing these data
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mike Robblee
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Florida International Univerty University Park Campus
Address: OE Building, Room 148
City: Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-348-1269
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 305-348-4096
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mike_robblee@usgs.gov
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
David Kieckbusch, Michael Robblee, Andre Daniels, Joan Browder, and Jeremy Hall
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Southern Biscayne Bay Nearshore Fish and Invertebrate Community
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Abstract
Online_Linkage:
https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/comm_dynamics/bbcommstruct_03geerab.html
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Aruro E. Torres, Aaron L. Higer, Heather S. Henkel, Patsy R. Mixson, Jane R. Eggleston, Teresa L. Embry, and Gail Clement
Publication_Date: 200304
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey Greater Everglades Science Program: 2002 Biennial Report
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 03-54
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, Florida
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/ofr/03-54/
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
R.E. Matheson, David Camp, Mike Robblee, Gordon Thayer, Dave Meyer, and Lawrence Rozas
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
The Relationship of Seagrass-Associated FIsh and Crustacean Communities to Habitat Gradients in Florida Bay
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Abstract
Online_Linkage:
https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/comm_dynamics/habgradients_03geerab.html
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Compiled by Arturo E. Torres, Aaron L. Higer, Heather S. Henkel, Patsy R. Mixson, Jane R. Eggleston, Teresa L. Embry, and Gail Clement
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey Greater Everglades Science Program: 2002 Biennial Report
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 03-54
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, Florida
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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"
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/ofr/03-54/

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Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140922
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
The SOFIA staff were unable to contact the principal investigator(s) for this project, and therefore were unable to obtain a review of the information in the metadata record. Any questions about the information should be directed to the Primary Contact Person listed near the bottom of the metadata record. This metadata record may have been copied from the SOFIA website and may not be the most recent version. Please check https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata to be sure you have the most recent version.

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