The Estuarine Living Marine Resources Program

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Title: The Estuarine Living Marine Resources Program
Description:
Abstract:
The Estuarine Living Marine Resources Program (ELMR) program is a developing project to produce a comprehensive data base on the relative abundance, distribution and life history characteristics of selected fish and invertebrate species in estuaries throughout the contiguous United States. The program utilizes a consistent sampling strategy that enables comparisons to be made among species, specific life stages and times of year within, and to a lesser degree, among estuarine systems. The relative importance of individual estuaries to specific species also may be determined. When completed, the data base will contain information for approximately 153 fish and invertebrate species from about 122 U.S. estuaries. The spatial and temporal distribution, relative abundance, and life history characteristics are examined for a variety of fish and invertebrate species for selected estuaries. Species are selected according to a set of criteria, which consider their commercial, recreational, and ecological value, as well as their utility as an indicator of environmental stress. For each species and estuary, data are compiled on the distribution of five life stages (adult, spawning, egg, larva, and juvenile) by month and by salinity zone. In addition, the relative abundance of each species, by life stage, month and salinity zone, is estimated using a five-point scale, ranging from 'not present' to 'highly abundant'. Estuarine life history information, which summarizes how and when each species uses estuaries and what specific habitats they use, also is compiled. The ELMR program focuses on marine estuarine systems along the contiguous United States. The program is organized into four regional components: The Northeast (57 species in 34 estuaries), Southeast (40 species in 20 estuaries), Gulf of Mexico (36 species in 13 estuaries), and West (47 species in 32 estuaries) Coasts. Estuaries are identified by the National Estuarine Inventory. Spatial distributional data are presented for three salinity zones; tidal fresh (0.0 to 0.5 parts per thousand (ppt)), mixing (0.5 to 25.0 ppt), and seawater (>25.0 ppt), that are delineated for each estuary in the NEI.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: o ELMR Report 3: The Distribution and Abundance of Fishes and Invertebrates in Texas Estuaries, (1989). o ELMR Report 4: The Distribution and Abundance of Fishes and Invertebrates in West Coast Estuaries, Volume I: Data Summaries, (1990). o ELMR Report 5: A Proposed Estuarine Classification: Analysis of Species Salinity Ranges, (1990). o ELMR Report 6: The Distribution and Abundance of Fishes and Invertebrates in Eastern Gulf of Mexico Estuaries, (1990). o ELMR Report 7: The Distribution and Abundance of Fishes and Invertebrates in Central Gulf of Mexico Estuaries, (1991). o ELMR Report 8: Fishes and Invertebrates in West Coast Estuaries, Volume II: Life History Summaries, (1991). o ELMR Report 9: The Distribution and Abundance of Fishes and Invertebrates in Southeast Estuaries, (1991).
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19850101
Ending_Date: 19971231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -125.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > ESTUARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > ENDANGERED SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > ENDANGERED SPECIES > REGIONAL THREATENED SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INDICATOR SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INDICATOR SPECIES > REGIONAL INDICATOR SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: Conservation
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > COAST
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > COAST
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COAST
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > COAST
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MARK MONACO
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment
Address: Strategic Environmental Assessment Division
Address: Biogeographic Assessments Branch
Address: NOAA/National Ocean Service
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028, ext. 160
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Mark.Monaco@noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
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Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA > Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR NCCOS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
Address: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Address: National Ocean Service
Address: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Address: U.S. Department of Commerce
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nccos@cop.noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NOS00024
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www8.nos.noaa.gov/biogeo_public/elmr.aspx
Access_Instructions:
Query the ELMR database
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coastalocean/e...
Access_Instructions:
Additional documentation on ELMR
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120926
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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