NOAA Point Shapefile - 100m2 Fish Density of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, United States, R/V Manta, ROV Cruise, 2012, 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Publication_Date: Unpublished material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 Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, United States, R/V Manta, ROV Cruise, 2012, WGS84
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage: <http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/>
Online_Linkage: <http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=44>
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, (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 ROV surveys and fish community assessments.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20120729
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: 20120802
Ending_Time: Unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.831589
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.587798
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.981638
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.844294
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Fisheries Acoustics
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Acoustics
Theme_Keyword: Fish Survey
Theme_Keyword: Splitbeam Sonar
Theme_Keyword: 38kHz
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: 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
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Water Column Habitat
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Monitoring
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: Not for Navigation
Point_of_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: 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 EST
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.0.3035

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not applicable
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. The scientific echosounder was calibrated using standard calibrations techniques(FOOTE et. al. 1981). All data was scrutinized and edited for bad data returns. Applied a tracking algorithmic to detect fish in the water column. All data analyses were conducted using Echoview 5.1 software.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Acoustic data was collected aboard the R/V Manta using ES120-7C splitbeam transducer. The Kongsberg ES120-7C transducer was pole mounted aboard the R/V Manta. Kongsberg ES transceivers and Simard ES60 software was used in the data acquisition.
Process_Date: 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Echoview 5.2 was used in this step of the data processing. The EK60 .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: 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
An acoustic processing script(V6.4) was used to calculate the density and size of fish through out the water column. Then projected(WGS84) in 100 square meter resolution ESRI shapefile.
Process_Date: 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Arc Catalog was used to merge the daily shapefiles into one cruise shapefile. Metadata was added using arc catalog.
Process_Date: 2012

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 3920

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: ROV2012_Merge
Entity_Type_Definition:
Fish Distribution in the Flower Gardens 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: Coordinates defining the features
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: 1144
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MedLat
Attribute_Definition:
The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees. The center point of the 100 meter squared intervals.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 27.844226
Range_Domain_Maximum: 27.981316
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MedLon
Attribute_Definition:
The angular distance East or West from the Prime Meridian, measured in degrees. The center point of the 100 meter squared intervals.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -93.587818
Range_Domain_Maximum: -93.831635
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: 10.975199
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Centimeter(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: 38.69684
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: 28.731471
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Centimeter(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: 23.097352
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: 753.44112
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Centimeter(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: 7.679962
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Density
Attribute_Definition: Total density of fish for the 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: 61.814364
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Dist_above
Attribute_Definition:
Average distance above the bottom of the fish within 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: 53.783174
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Meters(m)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DateLocmin
Attribute_Definition: Date of the data during collection for a given interval in EST
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2012-07-30
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2012-08-02
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TimeLocmin
Attribute_Definition:
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: 00:00:06.24
Range_Domain_Maximum: 23:59:52.21
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DateGMTmin
Attribute_Definition:
Date of the data during collection for a given interval in Greenwich Mean Time
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2012-07-30
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2012-08-02
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TimeGMTmin
Attribute_Definition:
Greenwich Mean 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: 00:10:17.66
Range_Domain_Maximum: 23:14:46.72
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: InputFile
Attribute_Definition: The originating acoustic data file
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Name of the original data file

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 Pivers 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
Transfer_Size: 0.416
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 100.0
Recording_Density_Units: gigabyte
Recording_Format: ISO 9960
Fees: 0
Ordering_Instructions: Contact Chris Taylor @ chris.taylor@noaa.gov

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130115
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 Pivers 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 Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

CoRIS:
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/rov2012_merge_metadata.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6618

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