NOAA Point Shapefile - 100m2 Fish Density for Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary, United States, R/V Manta, 2010, 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Publication_Date: Unpublished material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 for Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary, United States, R/V Manta, 2010, WGS84
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: 20100510
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: 20100913
Ending_Time: Unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.860935
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.571515
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.974571
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.828724
Keywords:
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: ES60
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
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
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary
Place_Keyword: Flower Gardens 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: Not for Navigation
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:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not applicable
Completeness_Report:
This data consist of fish densities in the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary. The data was collected using Simrad ES60 GPT and 120kHz transducer.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Acoustic data was collected aboard the NOAA R/V Manta using ES120-7C splitbeam transducer. The Kongsberg ES120-7C tansducer was deployed using a moon pool. Kongsberg ES transceiver and Simard ES60 software was used in the data acquisition. Data was collected during all shifts of multibeam survey.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Echoview 4 was used in this step of the data processing. The .raw file format was edited for erroneous ping returns and acoustic noise. Fish were track using a tracking algorithm and the fish tracks were export in a .csv format.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 was used to calculate the density and size of fish throughout the water column. Divided fish into 100 meter square area and created a new workbook with the calculated fish sizes and densities.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Arc Catalog was used to convert the .xlsx file format to shapefiles. Set the geographic coordinate system to WGS 84. Then merged the all the .shp file into one .shp file with all the trip data.
Process_Date: 2010

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

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Fish Distubution by Size
Entity_Type_Definition:
Fish Distrubution in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 2010. Fish are divided into 100 meter squared resolution. Fish are devided into three groups Small Fish(<11cm), Medium Fish(between 11.1cm to 29cm), and Large Fish(>29cm).
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ArcGIS Point Shapefile
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Unique Feature Identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: ERSI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 10576
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Geometric Shape
Attribute_Definition_Source: ERSI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Type of Shapefile in ArcGIS
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: 1591
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: 27.828724
Range_Domain_Maximum: 27.974571
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: -93.571515
Range_Domain_Maximum: -93.860935
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: 10.999585
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: centimeter
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: 41.715887
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: 28.975031
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: centimeter
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Md_Density
Attribute_Definition:
Density of Medium Size 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: 32.016823
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: 481.709612
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: 9.171534
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Density
Attribute_Definition: Density of 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: 62.303621
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EST
Attribute_Definition:
Average Eastern Standard Time 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: 1:00 am
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9:59 pm
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Date_
Attribute_Definition: Average Date 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: 7/26/2008
Range_Domain_Maximum: 8/4/2008

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (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: Downloadable 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:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/coris/data/NOAA/nos/nccos_20464/FGBNMS_hydro_data.zip>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 20
Recording_Density_Units: gigabyte
Recording_Format: ISO 9960
Fees: 0
Ordering_Instructions: Contact Chris Taylor @ chris.taylor@noaa.gov

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121220
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110216
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (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: 20110216062207
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20100510
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20100913
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/fgbnms2010_metadata.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6190

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