NOAA Point Shapefile - 100m2 Fish Density of Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary, United States,NF-11-08-FGBNMS, Technical Dive Cruise, August 2011, WGS84

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title:
NOAA Point Shapefile - 100m2 Fish Density of Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary, United States,NF-11-08-FGBNMS, Technical Dive Cruise, August 2011, WGS84
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Beaufort, North Carolina
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ccfhr.noaa.gov/>
Description:
Abstract:
The design of this field mission is three fold: (1) to spatially characterize the distribution, abundance and size of both reef fishes and macro invertebrates within and around the waters of the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary using, (2) to relate this information to in-situ data collected on associated habitat parameters and (3) to use hydroacoustics technologies for a comprehensive assessment of East and West Bank. This information collected will be used to evaluate the utility of an experimental fishing closure on one of the most pristine reefs under US jurisdiction in the tropical Western Atlantic. Data collected during this mission (pre-closure) will provide baseline information necessary to evaluate closure efficacy and assess whether the closure should become permanent.
Purpose:
1. To design and implement a mobile fisheries sonar survey in concert with multibeam echosounder hydrographic surveys to assess and map fish densities and biomass within and outside proposed management zones.2. To assess distribution of fish densities relative to management and ecological reserve boundaries and other differences that may be associated with management zones and habitat types, particularly as fish distributions relate to movements between habitat types.3. To assess the extent of fish density distributions in comparison with diver visual surveys and fish community assessments.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110821
Ending_Date: 20110830
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.871159
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.572596
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.998761
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.825179
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Theme_Keyword:
F058 Baseline assessment of fish and benthic communities of the Flower Garden Banks
Theme_Keyword: 20464
Theme_Keyword: 20666
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Fisheries Acoustics
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Acoustics
Theme_Keyword: Fish Survey
Theme_Keyword: Splitbeam Sonar
Theme_Keyword: 120kHz
Theme_Keyword: Simard
Theme_Keyword: NOAA
Theme_Keyword: Reef
Theme_Keyword: Coral
Theme_Keyword: EK60
Theme_Keyword: Acoustics
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Biology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Attenuation/Transmission > Bioacoustics > Fishes
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Flower Garden National Marine Sanctuary
Place_Keyword: Flower Garden Banks
Place_Keyword: East Flower Garden Banks
Place_Keyword: West Flower Garden Banks
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Flower Garden Banks > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Flower Garden Banks > West Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0002)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Texas > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Texas > West Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0002)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: FGB
Access_Constraints: Please cite any use of this data.
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commmerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Nation Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR), Applied Ecology and Restoration Research Branch
Contact_Person: Chris Taylor
Contact_Position: Ecologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 101 Pivers Island Road
City: Beaufort
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28516
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 2527283595
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chris.taylor@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ESRI ArcGIS 10

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Prior to survey, calibration was performed utilizing a tungsten sphere to get accurate target strength returns and then the calibration data was applied to the survey data.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All data was scrutinized and edited for bad data returns. Apply a tracking algorithmic to detect fish in the water column. All data analyses were conducted using Echoview 5.1 software.
Completeness_Report:
The fish acoustic data is for the East and West Banks for the Flower Garden National Marine Sanctuary. Surveyed predefined areas of the sanctuary in a variety of habitats.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A 120kHz scientific split-beam acoustic system(Simrad EK60)was used to collect the acoustic data. Data was record and backed up to external hard drive during survey in a *.raw file format. Transducers are hull mounted and all navigation was record in the *.raw file. All equipment offsets were applied prior to the start of the survey in the acquisition software. Survey was set at 50m line spacing for the coral caps and 100m line spacing for the other habitat within the Sanctuary. All data was processed in Echoview 5.1 and an exported *.csv file was converted to a *.shp file.
Process_Date: 2011

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: FGBNMS2011_TechDive
Entity_Type_Definition:
Fish Distribution in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Fish are in 100 square meter resolution and divided into three categories: Small Fish(<11cm), Medium Fish(between 11cm to 29cm), and Large Fish(>29cm).
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Unique Feature Identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: ERSI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Geometric Shape
Attribute_Definition_Source: ERSI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Defines Geometry of shape
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Interval
Attribute_Definition: Area of the survey divided into 100 meter square sections
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 805
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latitude
Attribute_Definition:
The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 27.825179
Range_Domain_Maximum: 27.998761
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Longitude
Attribute_Definition:
The angular distance East or West from the Prime Meridian, measured in deqrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -93.572596
Range_Domain_Maximum: -93.871159
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sm_Fish
Attribute_Definition: Average Size of Small Fish <11cm in a given interval.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 10.973702
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: cm
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sm_Density
Attribute_Definition: Density of Small Fish(<11cm) in a given interval.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 59.84798
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Md_Fish
Attribute_Definition:
Average Size of Medium Fish between 11cm and 29cm in a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 28.358978
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: cm
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Md_Density
Attribute_Definition:
Density of Medium Size Fish(between11cm and 29cm) in a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 99.679548
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lg_Fish
Attribute_Definition: Average Size of Large Fish >29cm in a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 771.68434
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: cm
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lg_Density
Attribute_Definition: Density of Large Fish >29cm in a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 22.215138
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Density
Attribute_Definition: All fish in a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 108.58361
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Dist_above
Attribute_Definition:
The average distance off the sea floor of fish in a given interval.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 67.961205
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DateLocal
Attribute_Definition:
Average Date(EST) of the data during collection for a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2011-08-21
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2011-08-30
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TimeLocal
Attribute_Definition:
Average Time(EST) of the data during collection for a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 00:00:04
Range_Domain_Maximum: 23:59:57
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Time
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DateGMT
Attribute_Definition:
Average Date(GMT) of the data during collection for a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2011-08-22
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2011-08-30
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TimeGMT
Attribute_Definition:
Average Time(GMT) of the data during collection for a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 00:15:25
Range_Domain_Maximum: 05:49:56
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Time
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The fish distribution table cover all of the area surveyed in May 2011 during ROV cruise and are divide into different fish classes by length.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Fields within fish distribution table are described as attributes within the Detailed Descriptions for the Entity

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commmerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Nation Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR), Applied Ecology and Restoration Research Branch
Contact_Person: Chris Taylor
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 101 Piver Island Road
City: Beaufort
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28516
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 2528380833
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability:
These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA can not assume liability for and damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: .shp
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: compressed .zip file
Recording_Format: compressed in a zipped file
Fees: 0
Ordering_Instructions: Contact Chris Taylor @ chris.taylor@noaa.gov

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140918
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120209
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commmerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Nation Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR), Applied Ecology and Restoration Research Branch
Contact_Person: Erik Ebert
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 101 Piver Island Road
City: Beaufort
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28516
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 2527288751
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: erik.ebert@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm EST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20120209022223
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20110821
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20110830
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/fgb_techdive_2011.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6454

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