MARMAP Florida Antillean Trap Survey 1990-2009
Entry ID: MARMAP_FloridaAntillean

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Summary
Abstract: Abundance and biomass of fish species collected during the day from 1980 to 1989 off the coast of the southeastern United States (Cape Fear, NC to Cape Canaveral, FL). Florida Antillean traps were set on live-bottom reef areas on the continental shelf and upper slope. Florida Antillean traps were rectangular (0.9 m x 1.1 m x 0.6 m; 0.59 m3 volume) and constructed of 38 x 51 mm (1.5 x 2.0 inch) plastic-coated wire mesh. Each trap had one entrance and one bait well (0.13-m diameter, 0.6-m length). Each trap was soaked between 90 and 120 minutes.

Purpose: For thirty years, the Marine Resources Research Institute (MRRI) at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), through the Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction (MARMAP) program, has conducted fisheries-independent research on groundfish, reef fish, ichthyoplankton, and coastal pelagic fishes within the region between Cape Lookout, North Carolina, and Ft Pierce, Florida. The overall mission of the program has been to determine distribution, relative abundance, and critical habitat of economically and ecologically important fishes of the South Atlantic Bight (SAB), and to relate these features to environmental factors and exploitation activities. Research toward fulfilling these goals has included trawl surveys (from 6-350 m depth); ichthyoplankton surveys; location and mapping of reef habitat; sampling of reefs throughout the SAB; life history and population studies of priority species; tagging studies of commercially important species and special studies directed at specific management problems in the region. Survey work has also provided a monitoring program that has allowed the standardized sampling of fish populations over time and development of an historical base for future comparisons of long-term trends.

Annual MARMAP cruises to assess relative abundance of reef fishes in the sponge-coral and shelf edge (live bottom) habitats of the South Atlantic Bight (SAB) have been conducted since 1978. MARMAP currently samples natural live bottom habitat from Cape Lookout, NC to the Ft. Pierce area, FL. The current main MARMAP objectives are to:

(1) Sample reef fishes in the snapper-grouper complex at using a variety of gears in live bottom, rocky outcrop, high relief, and mud bottom habitats,

(2) Collect detailed data for time series description of species for annual composition and relative abundance,

(3) Obtain population characteristics on fish species of interest through life history information analysis, including age and growth, sex ratio, size and age of sexual maturation and transition, spawning season, fecundity, and diet. Priorities are dictated by the SEDAR schedule and other management considerations,

(4) Collect hydrographic data (e.g. depth, temperature, salinity, etc.) for comparison to fish abundance and composition indices,

(5) Collect DNA samples from selected fish species for stock identification,

(6) Expand sampling area in North Carolina and south Florida as well as reconnoiter new live bottom areas with underwater video (UWTV) to add to the MARMAP site database.

Record Count 4569, Taxa Count 48

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 34.38 S: 30.42  E: -76.55  W: -80.61
 Min Depth: 15 M  Max Depth: 73 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Marcel Reichert
Dataset Title: MARMAP Florida Antillean Trap Survey 1990-2009
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Dataset Release Place: Marine Resources Research Institute, South Carolina Dept of Natural Resources
Dataset Publisher: SCDNR/NOAA MARMAP Program
Data Presentation Form: Database
Other Citation Details: Retrieve from http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-06-21
Stop Date: 1989-09-14


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH CAROLINA


Science Keywords
OCEANS >AQUATIC SCIENCES >FISHERIES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH >RAY-FINNED FISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >DEMERSAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >REEF HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Platform
R/V OREGON    [Information]
R/V DOLPHIN
R/V PALMETTO    [Information]
R/V LL >R/V LADY LISA    [Information]


Project
MARMAP >Marine Resources, Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction    [Information]
OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]


Quality
The data has been in use by the agency and other agencies since its inception. The database has undergone rigorous quality checks. Used Differential GPS. Data was truncated to 2nd decimal point (about 1500 meters) with respect to location due to confidentiality.


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Use Constraints
Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, the MARMAP program must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. For information purposes, email the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing MARMAP databases and acknowledge the use of the OBIS-USA facility. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS-USA.


Keywords
MARMAP
Florida Antillean Trap
Southeastern United States
Cape Canaveral
Cape Fear
Animalia
Chordata
Vertebrata
Actinopterygii
Teleostei
Lophiiformes
Tetraodontiformes
Batrachoidiformes
Perciformes
Anguilliformes
Pleuronectiformes
Gadiformes
Syngnathiformes
Aulopiformes
Antennariidae
Balistidae
Batrachoididae
Carangidae
Chaetodontidae
Haemulidae
Labridae
Lutjanidae
Malacanthidae
Monacanthidae
Muraenidae
Ogcocephalidae
Ophichthidae
Pteroleoridae
Sciaenidae
Serranidae
Sparidae
Syngnathidae
Synodontidae
Tetraodontidae


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
South Carolina Department of Natural Resource, Marine Resources Research Institute


Data Center
UNITED STATES REGIONAL OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (OBIS) NODE    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa/
Dataset ID: MARMAP_FLAntilleanSurvey

Data Center Personnel
Name: PHILIP GOLDSTEIN
Phone: 303-887-6043
Email: Philip.Goldstein at Colorado.edu



Distribution
Distribution_Format: Text
Fees: None


Personnel
MARCEL REICHERT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 843-953-5778
Fax: 843-953-9820
Email: reichertm at dnr.sc.gov
Contact Address:
Marine Resources Research Institute PO Box 12559
City: Charleston
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29422-2559
Country: United States of America



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-12-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-31

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