National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project Sites, 1984-1992, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal OceanScience (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA).
Publication_Date: 1992
Title:
National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project Sites, 1984-1992, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage: <http://NSandT.noaa.gov>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set reports information regarding the nominal sampling locations for the National Status and Trends Benthic Surveillance Project sites. One record is presented per site. Each record reports the five letter site acronym, site sequence number, general and specific location information, state abbreviation, state name, degree-minute-second coordinates, decimal degree coordinates, and species information, among other things. The actual site coordinate information is recorded at the time of sampling, if samples were taken at a location other than the nominal site center. The five letter acronym is based on both the general location information and more specific location information (e.g. SFSM is San Francisco-San Mateo Bridge). The file also contains sequence numbers that facilitate geographic manipulation of the data. Sites are numbered sequentially from the northern most site on the U.S. East coast (i.e. Penobscot Bay-Pickering Island) and continue counter-clockwise around the country.
Purpose:
In response to concerns over environmental quality of the Nation's coastal and estuarine ecosystems, NOAA created the National Status and Trends (NSandT) Program in 1984. From 1984 through 1993, the Benthic SurveillanceProject monitored chemical concentrations in the livers (and for metabolites of PAH's in the bile) of bottom-dwelling fish and in sediments at the sites of fish capture. The Benthic Surveillance Project also measured the biological effects of contaminant exposure, primarily as prevalence's of toxicopathic liver diseases.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1984
Ending_Date: 1992
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -166.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.333
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.615
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Chemical Contaminants
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Contaminants
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: coastal
Theme_Keyword: estuarine
Theme_Keyword: latitude
Theme_Keyword: longitude
Theme_Keyword: site
Theme_Keyword: site acronym
Theme_Keyword: site location
Theme_Keyword: species
Theme_Keyword: contaminant levels
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Monitoring
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: NSandT
Theme_Keyword: NS&T
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone
Place_Keyword: Apalachicola Bay, Cape George
Place_Keyword: Apalachicola Bay, St. George Island
Place_Keyword: Arroyo Colorado, Arroyo City
Place_Keyword: Baltimore Harbor, Brewerton Channel
Place_Keyword: Baltimore Harbor, Fort McHenry Channel
Place_Keyword: Barataria Bay, Barataria Pass
Place_Keyword: Beaufort Sea, Oliktok Point
Place_Keyword: Beaufort Sea, Prudhoe Bay
Place_Keyword: Bering Sea, Dutch Harbor
Place_Keyword: Bering Sea, Kuskokwim River
Place_Keyword: Bering Sea, Kvichak Bay
Place_Keyword: Bering Sea, Port Moller
Place_Keyword: Bering Sea, Yukon River
Place_Keyword: Biscayne Bay, Chicken Key
Place_Keyword: Biscayne Bay, North Bay
Place_Keyword: Boca de Quadra, Bacrian Point
Place_Keyword: Bodega Bay, North
Place_Keyword: Boston Harbor, Deer Island
Place_Keyword: Boston Harbor, Hull Bay
Place_Keyword: Boston Harbor, Mystic River
Place_Keyword: Boston Harbor, President Roads
Place_Keyword: Boston Harbor, Quincy Bay
Place_Keyword: Buzzards Bay, West Island
Place_Keyword: Calcasieu River, Bayou d Inde
Place_Keyword: Calcasieu River, Prien Lake
Place_Keyword: Calcasieu River, West Cove
Place_Keyword: Cape Elizabeth, Richmond Island
Place_Keyword: Cape Fear River, Horseshoe Shaol
Place_Keyword: Casco Bay, Cousins Island
Place_Keyword: Casco Bay, Great Chebeague Island
Place_Keyword: Charleston Harbor, Coastal
Place_Keyword: Charleston Harbor, South Channel
Place_Keyword: Charlotte Harbor, Cape Haze
Place_Keyword: Chesapeake Bay, Chester River
Place_Keyword: Chesapeake Bay, Elizabeth River
Place_Keyword: Chesapeake Bay, Gibson Island
Place_Keyword: Chesapeake Bay, James River
Place_Keyword: Chesapeake Bay, Kent Island
Place_Keyword: Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent River
Place_Keyword: Chesapeake Bay, Smith Island
Place_Keyword: Chesapeake Bay, York River
Place_Keyword: Choctawhatchee Bay, Choctawhatchee Bay
Place_Keyword: Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Harbor
Place_Keyword: Chukchi Sea, Red Dog Mine
Place_Keyword: Columbia River, Desdemona Sands
Place_Keyword: Columbia River, Youngs Bay
Place_Keyword: Coos Bay, North Bend
Place_Keyword: Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi Channel
Place_Keyword: Corpus Christi Bay, Long Reef
Place_Keyword: Dana Point, Inside Harbor
Place_Keyword: Dana Point Harbor, Outside
Place_Keyword: Delaware Bay, Brandywine Shoal
Place_Keyword: Delaware Bay, Cherry Island Range
Place_Keyword: Delaware Bay, The Shears
Place_Keyword: Estero Bay, Estero Bay
Place_Keyword: Farallon Islands, Farallon Islands
Place_Keyword: Frenchmans Bay, Long Porcupine Island
Place_Keyword: Galvestion Bay, Cedar Bayou
Place_Keyword: Galveston Bay, Boggy Bayou
Place_Keyword: Galveston Bay, Clear Lake
Place_Keyword: Galveston Bay, Eagle Point
Place_Keyword: Galveston Bay, East Bay
Place_Keyword: Galveston Bay, Goat Islands
Place_Keyword: Galveston Bay, Greens Bayou
Place_Keyword: Galveston Bay, Morgans Point
Place_Keyword: Galveston Bay, Texas City
Place_Keyword: Galveston Bay, Trinity Bay
Place_Keyword: Great Bay, Intracoastal Waterway
Place_Keyword: Great Bay, Seven Island
Place_Keyword: Great Bay, Wells Island
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Alaska, Kamishak Bay
Place_Keyword: Heald Point, Heald Point
Place_Keyword: Heron Bay, Heron Bay
Place_Keyword: Hudson River, Englewood Cliffs
Place_Keyword: Humboldt Bay, Indian Island
Place_Keyword: Johns Bay, Pemaquid Neck
Place_Keyword: Lake Pontchartrain, North Shore
Place_Keyword: Lake Pontchartrain, South Shore
Place_Keyword: Lavaca Bay, Lavaca Bay
Place_Keyword: Lavaca Bay, Point Comfort
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound, Bridgeport
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound, Lloyd Point
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound, Long Sand Shoal
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound, New Haven
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound, Norwalk
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound, Oak Neck Point
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound, Rocky Point
Place_Keyword: Lower Laguna Madre, Laguna Heights
Place_Keyword: Lower Laguna Madre, Long Island
Place_Keyword: Lutak Inlet, Chilkoot River Mouth
Place_Keyword: Machias Bay, Chance Island
Place_Keyword: Machias Bay, Hog Island
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts Bay, Outside Boston
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth Entrance
Place_Keyword: Merrimac River, Plum Island
Place_Keyword: Mission Bay, Mission Bay
Place_Keyword: Mission Bay, Outside
Place_Keyword: Mississippi River Delta, Head of Passes
Place_Keyword: Mississippi River Delta, Off Shore
Place_Keyword: Mississippi River Delta, Southeast Pass
Place_Keyword: Mobile Bay, Mobile River
Place_Keyword: Mobile Bay, North Point
Place_Keyword: Monterey Bay, Indian Head Beach
Place_Keyword: Monterey Bay, Moss Landing
Place_Keyword: Nahku Bay, East Side
Place_Keyword: Narragansett Bay, Conanicut Island
Place_Keyword: Narragansett Bay, Prudence Island
Place_Keyword: New Bedford Harbor, Clarks Point
Place_Keyword: Niantic Bay, Black Point
Place_Keyword: Norton Sound, Nome
Place_Keyword: Oceanside Harbor, Outside
Place_Keyword: Pamlico Sound, Jones Bay
Place_Keyword: Pascagoula River, Escatawpa River
Place_Keyword: Pascagoula River, Pascagoula River
Place_Keyword: Penobscot Bay, Colt Head Island
Place_Keyword: Penobscot Bay, Islesboro Island
Place_Keyword: Penobscot Bay, Job Island
Place_Keyword: Pensacola Bay, Pensacola Bay
Place_Keyword: Prince William Sound, Port Valdez
Place_Keyword: Puget Sound, Commencement Bay
Place_Keyword: Puget Sound, Elliott Bay
Place_Keyword: Puget Sound, Nisqually Reach
Place_Keyword: Raritan Bay, East Reach
Place_Keyword: Raritan Bay, Gravesend Bay
Place_Keyword: Raritan Bay, Lower Bay
Place_Keyword: Raritan Bay, Upper Bay
Place_Keyword: Raritan Bay, West Reach
Place_Keyword: Round Island, Round Island
Place_Keyword: Salem Harbor, Folger Point
Place_Keyword: San Antonio Bay, Mosquito Point
Place_Keyword: San Antonio Bay, San Antonio Bay
Place_Keyword: San Diego Bay, Harbor Island
Place_Keyword: San Diego Bay, Mouth
Place_Keyword: San Diego Bay, National City
Place_Keyword: San Diego Bay, North
Place_Keyword: San Diego Bay, Outside
Place_Keyword: San Diego Bay, Shelter Island
Place_Keyword: San Diego Bay, Twenty Eighth Street
Place_Keyword: San Francisco Bay, Castro Creek
Place_Keyword: San Francisco Bay, Hunters Point
Place_Keyword: San Francisco Bay, Islais Creek Channel
Place_Keyword: San Francisco Bay, Oakland Enterance
Place_Keyword: San Francisco Bay, Oakland Estuary
Place_Keyword: San Francisco Bay, Redwood City
Place_Keyword: San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay
Place_Keyword: San Francisco Bay, Southampton Shoal
Place_Keyword: San Luis Obispo Bay, San Luis Obispo Bay
Place_Keyword: San Pedro Bay, Cerritos Channel
Place_Keyword: San Pedro Bay, Long Beach
Place_Keyword: San Pedro Bay, Mid Harbor
Place_Keyword: San Pedro Bay, Outer Harbor
Place_Keyword: San Pedro Bay, Outside
Place_Keyword: San Pedro Bay, Seal Beach
Place_Keyword: Santa Monica Bay, Deep
Place_Keyword: Santa Monica Bay, Manhatten Beach
Place_Keyword: Santa Monica Bay, North
Place_Keyword: Santa Monica Bay, South
Place_Keyword: Santa Monica Bay, Southeast
Place_Keyword: Santa Monica Bay, West
Place_Keyword: Sapelo Sound, Barbour Island River
Place_Keyword: Sapelo Sound, Dog Hammock
Place_Keyword: Sapelo Sound, High Point
Place_Keyword: Sapelo Sound, Inlet
Place_Keyword: Sapelo Sound, Johnson Creek
Place_Keyword: Sapelo Sound, South Newport River
Place_Keyword: Savannah River, Elba Island
Place_Keyword: Simpson Lagoon, Simpson Lagoon
Place_Keyword: Skagway, Skagway River
Place_Keyword: Soldana Beach, Soldana Beach
Place_Keyword: St. Andrews Bay, Military Point
Place_Keyword: St. Johns River, Arlington Channel
Place_Keyword: St. Johns River, Orange Point
Place_Keyword: St. Johns River, Ortega River
Place_Keyword: St. Johns River, Piney Point
Place_Keyword: St. Johns River, Quarantine Island
Place_Keyword: St. Johns River, Trout River
Place_Keyword: St. Johns River, W. Mill Cove
Place_Keyword: St. Lucie River, Stuart
Place_Keyword: Tampa Bay, Northern Tampa Bay
Place_Keyword: Tomales Bay, Tomales Bay
Place_Keyword: Treasure Island, Treasure Island
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida
Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The National Status and Trends Program (NSandT) requests that all individuals who download NSandT data acknowledge the source of these data in any reports, papers, or presentations. If you publish these data, please include a statement similar to: "Some or all of the data described in this article were produced by NOAA through its National Status and Trends Program."
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA)
Contact_Position:
National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway N/SCI1
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4388
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.2.0.700

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Field sample processing is minimal while laboratory sample processing is extensive. The same kind of field/site data have been supplied since the start of the Benthic Surveillance Project, in 1984.
Completeness_Report:
Using site selection criteria similar to those used for the Mussel Watch Project, the NBSP monitored contaminant exposure and bioeffects at more than 120 sites nationwide. The National Benthic Surveillance Program existed from 1984 through 1992. This was a cooperative effort between NOS and the National Marine Fisheries Service's Northwest, Southeast, and Northeast Fisheries Science Centers.The Benthic Surveillance Project Sites dataset does not include information relating to the chemistry, quality assurance, or pathology data that is associated with each site.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The same kind of field/site data have been supplied since the start of the Benthic Surveillance Project, in 1984. Original site coordinates were derived from Loran-C time conversions. When GPS was first available the signal wasintentionally degraded so earlier coordinate information, even if it resulted from GPS, is not as accurate as data would be today.Early sites information resulting from Loran-C was converted from time delay information to latitudes and longitudes. These earlier data may be suspect when sites were located close to large structures that could have interfered with accurate time delays. These concerns apply specifically to the first National Status and Trends sites document, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 70, National Status and Trends Program: Monitoring Site Descriptions (1984-1990) for the National Mussel Watch and Benthic Surveillance Projects.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA)
Publication_Date: 198805
Title:
NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OMA 40, "National Status and Trends Program for Marine Environmental Quality: Benthic Surveillance and Mussel Watch Projects Sampling Protocols"
Type_of_Source_Media: document
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 198805
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Tech Memo 40
Source_Contribution: Benthic Surveillance Sampling Protocols.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A National Benthic Surveillance Project site bears the name of the general coastal or estuarine region sampled, and is defined by the individual stations in that area where bottom sediments are obtained. In most cases, threestations comprise a site. Trawls for bottomfish are conducted as close to the sediment stations as possible.Sediment samples are obtained by a specially constructed box core device or a standard Smith-MacIntyre bottom grab. National Benthic Surveillance Project sediment samples are analyzed for selected organic compounds, trace elements, total organic carbon, moisture content, and particle size. NOAA compiled a field sampling manual to ensure uniformity for sediment and fish sample collection.
Process_Date: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Entity_Type_Definition:
The SITES data file reports information regarding the nominal sampling locations
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NST_SITE
Attribute_Definition: Five letter site acronym
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SEQ
Attribute_Definition:
The Sequence is the arbitrary number that places the sites in geographical
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEN_LOCA
Attribute_Definition: General water body in which site is found
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPEC_LOC
Attribute_Definition:
More specific water body or land feature with which the site is associated
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ST_ABBR
Attribute_Definition: Standard two letter postal code for each state
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ST_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Spelled out name in with the site is located
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATDMS
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude given in degrees, minutes, and seconds; values are not parsed
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGDMS
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude given in degrees, minutes, and seconds; values are not parsed
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATDEG
Attribute_Definition: Latitude given as decimal degree
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONDEG
Attribute_Definition: Longitude given as decimal degree
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPEC_CD1
Attribute_Definition: Species code for the primary species collected at a site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPEC_CD2
Attribute_Definition:
The same codes apply here. This code indicates a secondary species that may be collected at the site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OTHER_CD
Attribute_Definition:
Another site identifier, Codes used by NSandT participating laboratories.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PGM
Attribute_Definition:
Program, in this case Benthic Surveillance Project. The Benthic Surveillance Project is one of the three major elements of the NSandT. The other projects are the Mussel Watch Project and the Bioeffects Project.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TARGET
Attribute_Definition: Target species for a given site
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CHART
Attribute_Definition: NOAA chart on which the site can be found
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: W_DEPTH
Attribute_Definition:
Water depth at which a sites benthic fish and sediments are usually collected.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIP1
Attribute_Definition: Provides the site's specific information
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REGCODE
Attribute_Definition: Region codes have been designated for sub-areas of the US
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REGION
Attribute_Definition:
Regions are North Atlantic (N), Middle Atlantic (M), South Atlantic (S), Puerto Rico (PR), Gulf Coast (G), West Coast (W), Alaska (AK), Hawaii (HI).
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EDASUB
Attribute_Definition:
Estuarine Drainage (sub.code), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) 5-digit Watershed Code
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EDASUNM
Attribute_Definition:
Estuarine Drainage (sub.name), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) Watershed Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EDACDA
Attribute_Definition:
Estuarine Drainage (maj.code), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) 4-digit Major Watershed Code
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EDACDANM
Attribute_Definition:
No, Estuarine Drainage (maj.name), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) Major Watershed Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DA_SEDI
Attribute_Definition: Indicates whether or not sediment was taken.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DA_TISS
Attribute_Definition: Indicates whether or not tissue was taken.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DA_PATH
Attribute_Definition: Indicates whether or not taxonomy/pathology was taken.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REV_SITE
Attribute_Definition: Last revision of site file.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NS&T, Benthic Surveillance Project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Codeset_Source: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA)
Contact_Position:
National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway N/SCI1
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A
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