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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
William Loftus (retired)

Jennifer Rehage (Florida International University) Michael Robblee (USGS)

Publication_Date: 2011
Title:
Role of Marsh-Mangrove Interface Habitats as Aquatic Refuges for Wetland Fishes and Other Aquatic Animals
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: project, maps and data
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=role_marsh_mang>
Description:
Abstract:
In this study, we examined variation in the fish community of headwater mangrove creeks in response to seasonal fluctuations in freshwater flow and salinity in the southwestern region of Everglades National Park (ENP). In particular, we explored the role of low-order, ecotonal mangrove creeks as dry-season refuges for freshwater fishes. We sampled the fish community in the uppermost stretches of creeks, where habitat may be most suitable for freshwater species because of proximity to marshes and low salinity regimes. A secondary goal of this study was to compare sampling efficiency among gears. Sampling with electrofishing and gill nets targeted large fishes, whereas minnow traps targeted small fishes. Sampling focused on two regions: Rookery Branch (RB) and the North, Roberts, and Watson Rivers.
Purpose:
Wetland fishes and other aquatic animals are essential to the successful functioning of wetlands in southern Florida through their roles as prey and predators. Any changes that reduce the population sizes, community composition, or availability of aquatic animals will affect all facets of the ecology of these wetlands. Therefore, the multi-agency groups responsible for guiding Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) have recognized fishes as a key indicator group by which to measure restoration success.

The objectives of this study were to (a) Develop quantitative sampling programs and methods from studies of stream-channel fish communities through a literature search, (b) Test and develop methods for measuring catch per unit effort and density in oligohaline habitats, (c) Document the composition of native and introduced fishes and their habitat use, (d) Measure important correlative physical measurements such as relative water depths in channels and wetlands, salinity, temperature, and (e) Test methods of analyzing elemental ratios in bones to determine extent of fish movements from interface refuges into sloughs and peripheral wetlands using a combination of caged and wild fish.

Supplemental_Information:
This project is now part of the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program under National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement #9910514.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200411
Ending_Date: 200804
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.96
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.7
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.3
Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword: biology
Theme_Keyword: habitat
Theme_Keyword: ecology
Theme_Keyword: fish
Theme_Keyword: minnowtraps
Theme_Keyword: electrofishing
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: turbidity
Theme_Keyword: dissolved oxygen
Theme_Keyword: percent dissolved oxygen
Theme_Keyword: specific conductance
Theme_Keyword: temperature
Theme_Keyword: depth
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
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Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Watson River
Place_Keyword: Rookery Branch
Place_Keyword: North River
Place_Keyword: Roberts River
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: ENP
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: dry
Temporal_Keyword: wet
Temporal_Keyword: transitional
Access_Constraints:
The datasets are publicly available through the FCE LTER website
Use_Constraints:
These data are classified as 'Type 2' whereby data are available for specific scientific purposes within 1 year after collection. All publications based on this dataset must cite the data Contributor, the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program and that this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant #9910514. Additionally, two copies of the manuscript must be submitted to the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program Office, LTER Program Manager, Southeast Environmental Research Center, OE 148, University Park, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199. For a complete description of the FCE LTER Data Distribution and Data User Agreement, please go to FCE Data Management Policy at <http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/data_mgmt_policy.html>.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jennifer Rehage
Contact_Organization: Florida International University, Environmental Studies
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
University Park, ECS 337

11200 SW 8th Street

City: Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305 348-3804
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 305 348-6137
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rehagej@fiu.edu
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Map of southwestern Everglades National Park showing location of headwater creeks included in this study
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel spreadsheets
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Loftus, W. F.

Eklund, A. M.

Publication_Date: 1994
Title: Long-term dynamics of an Everglades fish community
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Delray Beach, FL
Publisher: St. Lucie Press
Other_Citation_Details:
Chapter 19 in Everglades: the system and its restoration

S. Davis and J. C. Ogden, editors

Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Trexler, J. C.

Loftus, W. F.; Jordan, F.; Chick, J. H.; Kandl, K. L.; McElroy, T. C.; Bass, Jr., O. L.

Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Ecological scale and its implications for freshwater fishes in the Florida Everglades
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boca Raton, FL
Publisher: CRC Press
Other_Citation_Details:
in The Everglades, Florida Bay, and coral reefs of the Florida Keys: an ecosystem sourcebook

J. W. Porter and K. G. Porter, editors

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Originator: Kushlan, James A.
Publication_Date: 197404
Title:
Effects of a natural fish kill on the water quality, plankton, and fish population of a pond in the Big Cypress Swamp, Florida
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Publication_Information:
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Publisher: American Fisheries Society
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Tabb, D. C.

Manning, R. B.

Publication_Date: 196210
Title:
A Checklist of the Flora and Fauna of Northern Florida Bay and Adjacent Brackish Waters of the Florida Mainland Collected During the Period July, 1957 Through September, 1960
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean
Issue_Identification: v.11, n. 4
Publication_Information:
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Publisher:
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
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The full text is available free for download

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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
DeAngelis, D. L.

Loftus, W. F.; Trexler, J. C.; Ulanowicz, R. E.

Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Modeling fish dynamics and effects of stress in a hydrologically pulsed system
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
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Issue_Identification: v. 6, n. 1
Publication_Information:
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Publisher: Springer Netherlands
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Loftus, W. F.

Kushlan, J. A.

Publication_Date: 1987
Title: Freshwater fishes of southern Florida
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: McPherson, B. F.
Publication_Date: 1970
Title:
Hydrobiological Characteristics of Shark River Estuary, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Issue_Identification: 71-199 (formerly 71002)
Publication_Information:
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Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Rehage, J. S.

Loftus, W. F.

Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
Seasonal fish community variation in headwater mangrove creeks in the southwestern Everglades: an examination of their role as dry-down refuges
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Cross_Reference:
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Originator:
Burkhardt, R. W.

Gutreuter, S.

Publication_Date: 1995
Title:
Improving electrofishing catch consistency by standardizing power
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Publisher: American Fisheries Society
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Moulton, S. R., II

Kennen, J. G.; Goldstein, R. M.; Hambrook, J. A.

Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Revised protocols for sampling algal, invertebrate, and fish communities as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All large fishes, except for the non-native species, are returned to the water after being identified, weighed, and measured. We identify large fishes in the field, with one PI verifying the identification of the second person. PIs and technicians are intimately familiar with the fishes that occur in the Everglades, but if there is a question, we preserve the fish and bring it back to the laboratory for verification. We send any unusual fish to experts on that particular taxon to confirm our identifications. We also photograph all species taken in the field at their first collection to use as identification vouchers, and preserve unusual or rare specimens to be added to our reference collection. The CATCH datasheets we use for recording catches are waterproof and are secured in a metal clipboard to prevent loss in the field. On return from the field, we immediately make photocopies of the CATCH datasheets and of the SAMPLING datasheets that describe the sampling effort (site, time and date of sample, physiochemical covariates, and field notes).

All small species of fishes and macroinvertebrates are preserved for vouchers and bought back to the lab for processing. We make notes about minnow trap catch per unit effort (CPUE) in the same CATCH datasheets used for the electrofishing. Back at the FIU lab, processing involves identifying each specimen to the species level and obtaining its wet weight (in grams) and measurements (usually standard length for fishes, and carapace length for shrimp). We use a 0.01 g accuracy scale, and digital calipers (0.01 mm accuracy) for all measurements.

Logical_Consistency_Report:
Sampling is conducted at 15 mangrove creeks in two drainages: Rookery Branch (RB) and North and Roberts Rivers (NRR). Sampling started in the wet season of 2004, and has been conducted three times per year since then in November (wet season); February (transition); and April (dry season). Sites are ecotonal, located where marshes transition into mangrove habitats at the downstream end of Shark River Slough. 15 mangrove creeks are sampled in the two drainages: 10 in RB, and 5 in NRR.

In the dry season of 2008, supplementary sampling was begun to target palaemonid shrimp species along the salinity gradient of the entire Shark River Estuary. This sampling is conducted with minnow traps at 8 sites that expand the entire estuary.

Completeness_Report:
Of the 18 sites, nine have been sampled since November 2004. Four new sites, all of them located further downstream of original sites, were added in the RB area in 2006. In early 2006, we also replaced the Watson River sites (three sites), which were saltier and lacked a hydrostation with two sites at the Roberts River.

Sampling is conducted three times per year, in the wet season, dry season, and in the transition between those seasons.

All species caught are identified to the species level, including the Palaemonid shrimp, unless specimens are too small to have/show key identifying characters.

YSI readings do not accompany minnow trap data for first 4 sampling events of project (3 samples of year 1 and first sample of year 2), but were estimated from the same site location from the electrofishing data.

Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government

Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Since November 2004, sampling has taken place in two drainages: the Rookery Branch drainage, headwaters to the Shark River, and the North/Roberts rivers (NRR) that flow into Whitewater Bay. Sampling is conducted at permanent sites. Because one of our primary goals is to document the role of these creeks as dry-season refuges for freshwater fishes, some of our sampling focuses on the uppermost stretches of ecotonal creeks that are accessible by our 20’ electrofishing motorboat. We sample three times per year, in the wet season, dry season, and in the transition between those seasons at the 15 creek sites described above. We have permanent site locations that indicate where electrofishing bouts are to begin and that indicate the placement of traps. In order to catch the seasonal variability in hydrology, sampling is conducted three times per year. Typically, we sample in November (wet season), February (transition between wet and dry seasons), and in the dry season (April-May).

Research Methods a. Field/laboratory: At each creek, we systematically sample three, 100 m-long sections of creek bank by electrofishing (0-100 m, 200-300 m, and 400-500 m). Each electrofishing bout lasts five minutes (pedal time). We use a boat-mounted, generator-powered electrofisher (two-anode, onecathode system with a Smith-Root GPP 9.0 control box). Electrofishing is an effective method for sampling large fishes in freshwater habitats, and electrofishing catch per unit effort (CPUE) provides a reliable index of fish abundance. For all bouts, electrofishing power is standardized to 1500 watts according to ambient temperature and conductivity conditions. Because creek width is considerably greater than the electric field generated by the electrofisher, we randomly select either a left or right bank for each bout. Following USGS-NAWQA guidelines, all electrofishing is conducted using intermittent application of electrical current to prevent fish from fleeing deep beneath mangroves. All fish captured are placed in a holding tank, identified, measured (to the nearest 1-mm standard or total length), weighed (if necessary), and released after full recovery. We measure mass of those species for which we do not have reliable length-mass regression equations with which to estimate mass - this procedure results in less handling of fishes and reduces stress on the specimens. Only non-indigenous species are saved and preserved in 10% buffered formalin to be returned to the laboratory for processing. Although electrofishing typically targets large fish species, we routinely capture specimens as small as 5-cm standard length (SL). We sample the upper 100-m reaches of each creek with 3-mm mesh metal minnow traps. The minnow trap is an entrapment gear that typically targets small fishes and invertebrates, as well as juveniles of larger species. Minnow traps have two conical-shaped funnel openings (2.54 cm diameter) that inhibit animals from escaping once they enter the trap. Minnow traps are most efficient in capturing bottom-dwelling fishes and invertebrates, although it has been our experience that top-dwelling fish such as eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) are caught commonly in traps set at the surface of the water column. Thus, we use paired traps, one set on the bottom and the other suspended at the top of the water column, attached to mangrove prop roots. We deploy five pairs of traps per creek randomly along the uppermost 100-m stretch in each creek. The traps are deployed unbaited overnight along the fringing mangroves for an approximately 24-h catch effort. Fishes and decapods captured from minnow traps are preserved in 10 % buffered formalin and returned to the laboratory for processing. According to standardized animal care guidelines, we euthanize all collected fish with an overdose of MS-222 prior to fixation. Specimens are retained in formalin for approximately one week to allow proper fixation, and then are preserved in 70 % ethanol before processing. During each sampling event, we use a YSI 85© unit to record physico-chemical parameters (water temperature, specific conductance/salinity, and dissolved oxygen) at the beginning of each electrofishing bout. We measured water clarity and bottom type with a measuring stick, and turbidity with an electronic turbidity meter. These measurements allow us to relate patterns of species abundance and community structure to abiotic conditions in the mangrove creeks. Beginning with the February 2006 collection, we also recorded those parameters when retrieving minnow traps by using the handheld YSI 85©, and we did the same during the palaemonid shrimp sampling.

In the 2008 dry season, we started a new sampling effort focused on documenting the distribution and abundance of palaemonid shrimp along the entire Shark River estuary. The dry-season sample was conducted during the spring, and the wet-season sample will be conducted in the fall. We sample shrimp species at eight sites from the marsh-mangrove ecotone at the downstream end of Shark River Slough to the marine environment in Ponce de Leon Bay.

All sites were sampled with minnow traps, set deep in the water column (avg. dry season depth = 0.79 m) along mangrove prop roots at the edges of the open channels of creeks, bays, and rivers. The sampling sites are co-located with our MAP sites and the FIU LTER sites, and are evenly distributed to capture the gradual shift in salinities from freshwater upstream to brackish and marine conditions downstream. At each site, 10 unbaited Gee® minnow traps (3-mm metal mesh, 2.5-cm opening) are deployed overnight and unbaited along 100-m stretch of shoreline. Four nights of consecutive sampling are conducted in both seasons (10 traps x 8 sites x 4 nights x 2 seasons = 640 traps of effort). Preliminary sampling showed that traps average approximately 5-10 shrimp per trap.

Specimens collected in the field are placed in 10% buffered formalin and brought back to the lab for processing. After about one week, specimens are transferred to 70% ethanol. All specimens are identified to the species, measured and counted using a Leica dissecting microscope-mounted camera to image and measure specimens.

These items are used in every sampling trip: 1. Boat-mounted, generator-powered electrofisher (two anode, one-cathode system with a Smith-Root GPP 9.0 control box) 2. Unbaited Gee® minnow traps (3-mm metal mesh, 2.5-cm opening) 3. YSI 85 multimeter unit 4. Garmin MAP 75 GPS 5. Water turbidity meter

All species caught are identified to the species level, including the Palaemonid shrimp, unless specimens are too small to have/show key identifying characters. We use a Leica 7.5MZ dissecting microscope for identification of our smaller specimens, including the palaemonid shrimp species.

QA/QC Methods a. Field/laboratory: Because all large fishes, except for the non-native species, are returned to the water after being identified, weighed, and measured, it is critical that we take steps to accurately record all data and safeguard the data sheets in the field. The CATCH datasheets we use for recording catches are waterproof and are secured in a metal clipboard to prevent loss in the field. On return from the field, we immediately make photocopies of the CATCH datasheets and of the SAMPLING datasheets that describe the sampling effort (site, time and date of sample, physiochemical covariates, and field notes).

We identify large fishes in the field, with one PI verifying the identification of the second person. PIs and technicians are intimately familiar with the fishes that occur in the Everglades, but if there is a question, we preserve the fish and bring it back to the laboratory for verification. We send any unusual fish to experts on that particular taxon to confirm our identifications. We also photograph all species taken in the field at their first collection to use as identification vouchers, and preserve unusual or rare specimens to be added to our reference collection. We preserve all small species of fishes and macroinvertebrates for vouchers and bring them back to the lab for processing. We make notes about minnow trap CPUE in the same CATCH datasheets used for the electrofishing. Back at the FIU lab, processing involves identifying each specimen to the species level and obtaining its wet weight (in grams) and measurements (usually standard length for fishes, and carapace length for shrimp). We use a 0.01 g accuracy scale, and digital calipers (0.01 mm accurary) for all measurements. Lab PROCESSING datasheets are filled out detailing specimen measurements. These datasheets are kept in a binder in the lab, and copies of these PROCESSING datasheets are kept at the PI’s office and home. In the binder, the original PROCESSING datasheets are kept along with copies of the CATCH and SAMPLING datasheets from the field. A binder is used per sampling year: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08. Original CATCH and SAMPLING datasheets are kept at the PI (Rehage)’s office at FIU. Any questionable specimen is set aside in a vial, and its identity is verified with experts in the field, and sent to them if needed. We use a number of field guides to aid in identification, as well as our own reference collection of specimens built from past sampling.

We calibrate our water-quality meters in the lab before the sampling run, and recalibrate them in the field at the beginning of each day. We perform routine maintenance and calibration on all sample collection and sample processing equipment.

Data synthesis: Preliminary assessment of the data collected is performed at the end of each sampling event, upon completion of sample processing, data entry, and validation. A complete assessment and synthesis of the data collected (all years combined) is conducted yearly in conjunction with the preparation of annual reports.

Analysis Methods and design:

All data from SAMPLING, CATCH and PROCESSING datasheets are entered in spreadsheet format using Microsoft Excel. Separate files are created and managed for the two sampling methods (electrofishing and minnow trapping). Since analyses are multiyear, all years of data are combined into a single file, and as new data is gathered, it is added to a master datafile containing all previous years of data. Post data-entry, data are verified and validated by a different technician from the technician that entered the data. Then, the data files are cleaned up and formatted for statistical analyses. We use Systat and SAS for data analyses and Microsoft Excel and SigmaPlot 2000 for creating graphs and tables.

Statistical or comparative analysis: We use an analysis of deviance (ANODE) approach comparing models to examine the contribution of key hydrological and physiochemical parameters to the variation in the CPUE data. The full model contains three hydrological covariates: DSLD (days since last dry-down) for marshes upstream of creeks by using water depths from stations SH1 and P38, and water levels at those stations at the time of sampling aggregated over the 15 days prior to that sampling date. The model also includes four other physicochemical variables measured at the time samples were collected: salinity, water depths in creeks (cm), dissolved oxygen (mg/L), and water temperature (degrees C). For model selection, we use PROC GLMSELECT in SAS® with the stepwise selection option (with competitive drop), and compared AIC values. AIC’s represent the ‘distance’ between fitted models and an ideal model that perfectly represents the data, thus smaller AIC values indicate a better fit.

Analysis of Variance (ANOVAs) are then performed using the subset of variables identified via model selection. This model-selection approach is typically applied to four focal variables: (a) CPUE for large fishes caught in electrofishing samples (number 5 min.-1 pedal time); (b) CPUE of small fishes caught in minnow traps (sum of top and bottom trap per 24 h-1); (c) CPUE of only the marsh inhabitants caught via electrofishing; and (d) CPUE of only the marsh inhabitants caught via minnow traps. To satisfy assumptions of parametric tests, all CPUE measures are ln-transformed (observed value + 1) prior to analysis. Post-hoc, pairwise comparisons are performed using Tukey’s. We examine relationships among CPUE’s and between CPUE and key abiotic parameters using simple linear regression.

We analyze variation in palaemonid shrimp CPUE with an Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA), which examines variation among sites, sampling months and days and included the following covariates: water temperature, dissolved oxygen, salinity, and trap depth (this is the depth at which the trap was set along mangrove prop roots). We also examine variation in shrimp CPUE by using the delta approach (following Serafy et al.), where we first look at the presence of palaemonid shrimp across sites (occurrence), their abundance once present (concentration), and then calculate an index of relative density called ‘delta-density’ (product of occurrence and concentration). All analyses are performed using Systat® 10.0 and SAS® 9.1.3.

Interpretation and analyses of the data is conducted yearly at the time of preparation of annual reports. Interpretation involves examining newly collected data within the context of all previous years of data, so that interpretation is comprehensive.

Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jennifer Rehage
Contact_Organization: Florida International University, Environmental Studies
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
University Park, ECS 337

11200 SW 8th Street

City: Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305 348-3804
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 305 348-6137
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rehagej@fiu.edu

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Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
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Entity_Type_Definition: Everglades season
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: project personnel
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: project personnel
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: transition
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: February (transition between wet and dry seasons)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: project personnel
Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: April
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
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Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
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Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Count
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Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: project personnel
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Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S38_Count
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S39_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S40_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Redear, Lepomis microlophus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S41_Count
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S42_Count
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S47_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Bluespotted sunfish, Enneacanthus gloriosus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S50_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Snook, Centropomus undecimalis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S51_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tarpon, Megalops atlanticus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S54_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: American eel, Anguilla rostrata
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S55_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Bowfin, Amia calva
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S71_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Crested Goby, Lophogobius cyprinoides
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S74_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Gray snapper, Lutjanus griseus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S76_count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Gafftopsail catfish, Bagre marinus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S77_count
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S78_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Blue tilapia, Oreochromis aureus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S80_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Needlefishes, Strongylura sp
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S81_Count
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S83_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Atlantic needlefish, Strongylura notata
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S84_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mayan cichlid, Cichlasoma urophthalmus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S86_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pike killifish, Belonesox belizanus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S88_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Jewel cichlid, Hemichromis letourneuxi
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S91_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S92_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S94_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Redfish, Sciaenops ocellatus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S99_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Orinoco sailfin catfish, Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S100_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Peacock eel, Macrognathus siamensis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S101_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Striped mojarra, Eugerres plumieri
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S35_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Silver jenny, Eucinostomos gula
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S103_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tidewater mojarra, Eucinostomus harengulus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S105_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Crevalle jack, Caranx hippos
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S107_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Striped mullet, Mugil cephalus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S110_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unidentified cichlid species
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: project personnel
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S115_Count
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: project personnel
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S117_Count
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S118_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Leatherjacket, Oligoplites saurus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
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Enumerated_Domain_Value: S17_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Florida gar, Lepisosteus platyrhincus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S18_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Grass pickerel, Esox americanus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S19_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sunfishes, Lepomis species
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: project personnel
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S20_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S33_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Lake chubsucker, Erimyzon sucetta
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S1_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S2_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sailfin molly, Poecilia latipinna
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S3_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sheepshead minnow, Cyprinodon variegatus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S4_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Marsh killifish, Fundulus confluentus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S5_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Flagfish, Jordanella floridae
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S6_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Least killifish, Heterandria formosa
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S7_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Bluefin killifish, Lucania goodei
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S8_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Golden topminnow, Fundulus chrysotus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S10_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Brook silverside, Labidesthes sicculus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S12_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Inland silverside, Menidia beryllina
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S30_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Coastal shiner, Notropis petersoni
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S34_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Seminole killifish, Fundulus seminolis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S37_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tadpole madtom, Noturus gyrinus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S46_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Everglades pygmy sunfish, Elassoma evergladei
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S58_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Rainwater killifish, Lucania parva
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S67_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Clown goby, Microgobius gulosus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S72_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S75_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S82_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Gulf toadfish, Opsanus beta
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S104_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S106_Count
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Code goby, Gobiosoma robustrum
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WIDTH, Creek
Entity_Type_Definition: creek width in meters
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: DEPTH, Creek
Entity_Type_Definition: depth to creek bottom in meters
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: TEMP
Entity_Type_Definition: temperature in degrees Celsius
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: DO_perSat
Entity_Type_Definition: dissolved oxygen percent saturation
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: DO
Entity_Type_Definition: dissolved oxygen in milligrams per liter
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Specific_conductance
Entity_Type_Definition: specific conductance in microsiemens per centimeter
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Salinity
Entity_Type_Definition: salinity in practical salinity units
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: TURB
Entity_Type_Definition: turbidity in British Thermal Units
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: PAIR
Entity_Type_Definition: minnowtrap pair number
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: LOC
Entity_Type_Definition: trap location in the water column
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: B
Attribute_Definition: bottom trap
Attribute_Definition_Source: project personnel
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: B
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: T
Attribute_Definition: top trap
Attribute_Definition_Source: project personnel
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: T
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: CPUE
Entity_Type_Definition: catch per unit effort
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: VIS
Entity_Type_Definition: visibility to creek bottom in 0.01 meters
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: project personnel
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The parameters collected for the seasonal electrofishing data include: DATE, SEASON, SITENAME, BOUT, S17_Count, S18_Count, S19_Count, S20_Count, S33_Count, S35_Count, S36_Count, S38_Count, S39_Count, S40_Count, S41_Count, S42_Count, S47_Count, S50_Count, S51_Count, S54_Count, S55_Count, S71_Count, S74_Count, S76_Count, S77_Count, S78_Count, S80_Count, S81_Count, S83_Count, S84_Count, S86_Count, S88_Count, S91_Count, S92_Count, S94_Count, S99_Count, S100_Count, S101_Count, S103_Count, S105_Count, S107_Count, S110_Count, S115_Count, S117_count, S118_Count, CPUE, VIS, WIDTH_Creek, DEPTH_Creek, TEMP, DO_perSat, DO, Specific_Conductance, Salinity, and TURB.

Parameters collected for the minnow trap data include: DATE, SEASON, SITENAME, PAIR, LOC, S1_Count, S2_Count, S3_Count, S4_Count, S5_Count, S6_Count, S7_Count, S8_Count, S10_Count, S12_Count, S30_Count, S34_Count, S36_Count, S37_Count, S38_Count, S41_Count, S42_Count, S46_Count, S47_Count, S54_Count, S58_Count, S67_Count, S71_Count, S72_Count, S75_Count, S77_Count, S82_Count, S84_Count, S88_Count, S103_Count, S104_Count, S106_Count, S115_Count, CPUE, DEPTH_Creek, TEMP, DO, DO_perSat, and Specific _Conductance

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Seasonal Electrofishing Data from Rookery Branch and the North, Watson, and Roberts Rivers Everglades National Park from November 2004 to April 2008, Jennifer Rehage, Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research, LT_TDCS_Rehage_001

Minnowtrap Data from Rookery Branch and the North, Watson, and Roberts Rivers Everglades National Park from November 2004 to April 2008, Jennifer Rehage, Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research, LT_TDCS_Rehage_002


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
Florida International University

Southeast Environmental Research Center University Park, ECS 253

City: Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850 745-0381
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: powell@fiu.edu
Resource_Description: LT_TDCS_Rehage_001
Distribution_Liability: The data have no implied or explicit guarantees.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MS Excel
Format_Version_Number: 2003
Format_Information_Content:
The Excel file has worksheets containing the electrofishing data for each site and sampling date; species code; and parameter information
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/core/metadata/?datasetid=LT_TDCS_Rehage_001>
Access_Instructions:
The data may be downloaded from the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research website
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions:
To access the data, the user must sign a Data User Agreement before downloading the data

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
Florida International University

Southeast Environmental Research Center University Park, ECS 253

City: Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850 745-0381
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: powell@fiu.edu
Resource_Description: LT_TDCS_Rehage_002
Distribution_Liability: The data have no implied or explicit guarantees.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MS Excel
Format_Version_Number: 2003
Format_Information_Content:
The Excel file has worksheets containing the minnowtrap data for each site and sampling date; species code; and parameter information
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/core/metadata/?datasetid=LT_TDCS_Rehage_002>
Access_Instructions:
The data may be downloaded from the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research website
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions:
To access the data, the user must sign a Data User Agreement before downloading the data

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110517
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
This project and data are now a part of the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER program. Any updates to the data and/or metadata will be found on their website at <http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/core/metadata/?datasetid=LT_TDCS_Rehage_001> or <http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/core/metadata/?datasetid=LT_TDCS_Rehage_002>

This page is <https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata/sflwww/marsh_mang.html>

U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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