Ecosystem History of Biscayne Bay and the Southeast Coast
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_metish

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Summary
Abstract: Historical changes in South Florida related to rapid population growth in the early to mid-1900's have led to significant alteration of the natural hydrocycles and water quality of Florida and Biscayne Bays. The Biscayne Bay ecosystem shows increasing signs of distress; declines in fisheries, increased pollution, and dramatic changes in nearshore vegetation. Northern and central Biscayne Bay are ... View entire text
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Description:  communities in the Biscayne Bay area

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 26.0   S: 25.1   E: -80.0   W: -80.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Scott Ishman
Dataset Title: Ecosystem History of Biscayne Bay and the Southeast Coast
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/eh_bbsec/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-03-01
Stop Date: 2000-01-31
Quality The field data contained in this database have not been reviewed for publication and therefore may contain inconsistencies or errors. The field measurements (such as salinity and temperature) were made on an variety of instruments over the years. Project personnel have made every attempt to calibrate and standardize the instruments and check the data, however, the field data should be considered preliminary. Also taxonomic names may not represent the most up to date usage, but are internally consistent.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: HEATHER S. HENKEL
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: 4.8
Distribution Format: MS Access
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703-648-5352
Fax: 703-648-6953
Email: lwingard at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS
926A National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Edwards, L. E., Weedman, S. D.; Simmons, K. R.; Scott, T. M.; Brewster-Wingard, G. L.; Ishman, S. E.; Carlin, N. M., 1998, Lithostratigraphy, petrography, biostratigraphy, and strontium-isotope stratigraphy of the surficial aquifer system of western Collier County, Florida, USGS Open-File Report, 98-205, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey.
http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/ofr/98-205/
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-03
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