Fish Aggregation Sites in the Florida Keys

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce(DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service(NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center(SEFSC)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Fish Aggregation Sites in the Florida Keys
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: spreadsheet
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Beaufort, NC
Publisher:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service(NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center(SEFSC), Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ccfhr.noaa.gov/>
Description:
Abstract:
Spawning aggregations are an important event in the life-history of many coral reef fish species. During short time periods (typically during full moons), fish will aggregate to spawn at discrete locations along a coral reef tract. Locations of historical spawning aggregations in the Florida Keys Reef Tract were collected through interviews with fishermen and review of the scientific literature. Field assessments are conducted during predicted spawning times, typically during full moon periods in the winter, spring and summer.
Purpose:
This dataset represents locations and findings from 3 years of surveys on historical reef fish spawning aggregations in the Florida Keys Reef Tract. Observations were made using fishery sonar and confirmed(when possible using visual dive census) using visual census and scuba. Qualitative assessments of the abundance/biomass and behaviors of species of interest are also provided when available.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2009
Ending_Date: 2012
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.943733
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.016667
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.728650
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.433480
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Theme_Keyword:
F082 Assessing the locations and status of reef fish spawning aggregations in the Florida Keys
Theme_Keyword: 1317
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 Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Biology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Lower Florida Keys (24N081W0021)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Middle Florida Keys (24N081W0019)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Middle Florida Keys > Middle Florida Keys (24N081W0019)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Lower Florida Keys (24N081W0021)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > Upper Florida Keys (24N080W0018)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Upper Florida Keys (24N080W0018)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Todd Kellison
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce(DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service(NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center(SEFSC)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd.
City: Beaufort
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28516
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (252)728-3595
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: todd.kellison@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F

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: FSA Keys site names & coordinates.xlsx
Entity_Type_Definition:
Site and biomass information from reported fish aggregation locations in the Florida Keys
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Region
Attribute_Definition: Geographic region of the Florida Keys
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Upper Keys
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 24N080W0018
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus by Ocean
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Middle Keys
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 24N081W0019
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus by Ocean
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Lower Keys
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 24N081W0019
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus by Ocean
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site_name
Attribute_Definition: Name of the survey sites relative to the project
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Site names for each survey location given by science party
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Species
Attribute_Definition:
Reported fish species(common name)caught by commercial fisherman at site location
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Fish species(common name) from the snapper/grouper complex
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: 24.4433480
Range_Domain_Maximum: 25.728650
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal Degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.000001
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: -81.943733
Range_Domain_Maximum: -80.016667
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal Degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Biomass_Qual
Attribute_Definition:
Qualitative descriptor of relative abundance observed during dive and/or acoustic surveys
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Low
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Average fish density
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Moderate
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Above average fish density
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: High
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Large fish aggregation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not surveyed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Todd Kellison
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce(DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service(NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center(SEFSC)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd.
City: Beaufort
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28516
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (252)728-3595
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: todd.kellison@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F
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.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140918
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120125
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Erik Ebert
Contact_Organization: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research(CCFHR)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd.
City: Beaufort
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28516
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (252)728-3595
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/metadataresource/metadata-references/files/ncddcmdprofile_v2.pdf>


CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20120125081813
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20090101
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20121231
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/metadata_fsa_keys_sites.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6441

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