Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program - South Atlantic

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Marine Resources Research Institute
Publication_Date: 2011
Title: Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program - South Atlantic
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Series_Information:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: P.O. Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29422, U.S.A.
Publisher: SCDNR SEAMAP-SA Program
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
Description:
Abstract:
Written by OBIS-USA using excerpts from MRRI and SEAMAP-SA Homepages MRRI staff, funded by the Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program - South Atlantic (SEAMAP-SA) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have been conducting a shallow water trawl survey in the coastal zone of the South Atlantic Bight since 1986. SEAMAP-SA Shallow Water Trawl Survey cruises are conducted each year in Spring (mid-April to the end of May), Summer (mid-July to mid-August), and Fall (the first of October to mid-November). The goal of this project is to monitor the status and trends of coastal species in the South Atlantic Bight, including fish, shrimp, crabs, horseshoe crabs, sea turtles, mantis shrimp, and squid, in order to amass a long-term data base for research and fisheries management use. Twenty-seven finfish and decapod species of key commercial or recreational interest, all sharks, all marine turtles, and horseshoe crabs are considered to be priority species. The project collects abundance and biomass data for all species, and lengths or widths for priority species. Priority species may have additional information such as individual weights, sex, sexual development, and/or tagging data recorded for them as well. As the only coastal trawl survey that encompasses the entire Southeast region, this survey contributes to general knowledge of coastal species and aids numerous investigators and students by supplying data and specimens. This survey samples shallow coastal waters from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Cape Canaveral, Florida at depths from 15 to 30 feet. Samples are collected aboard the R/V Lady Lisa by towing paired 75 ft. mongoose-type Falcon Trawls for 20 minutes. Written by OBIS-USA using excerpts from seamap.org The Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) is a cooperative program to facilitate the collection, management, and dissemination of fisheries independent data from the waters of the southeastern United States. Data collected via SEAMAP are relied upon by government agencies, the commercial and recreational fishing industries, researchers, and others to enhance knowledge of marine fisheries and their associated ecosystems. The organizational structure of the program presently includes three operational components, SEAMAP-Gulf of Mexico, which began in 1981, SEAMAP-South Atlantic, implemented in 1983 and SEAMAP-Caribbean, formed in 1988. Shallow water trawl surveys, a survey of Pamlico Sound, benthic characterization and bottom mapping projects are the primary activities in the South Atlantic. Supplemental Information: Record Count 184411, Taxa Count 403 Currentness Reference: ground condition
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19861103
Ending_Date: 20101112
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.44
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.52
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.229
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.756
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > SALMONS/TROUTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > PERCH-LIKE FISHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > SHARKS/RAYS/CHIMAERAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > DECAPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
Theme_Keyword: R/V LL > R/V LADY LISA
Theme_Keyword: TRAWL
Theme_Keyword: OBIS > OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: COML > CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE
Theme_Keyword: Southeast Area And Assessment Program - South Atlantic
Theme_Keyword: South Carolina Mrri
Theme_Keyword: Marine Resources Research Institute
Theme_Keyword: Marine Fisheries
Theme_Keyword: Shallow Water Trawl
Theme_Keyword: Fisheries Management
Theme_Keyword: Abundance
Theme_Keyword: Southeastern United States
Theme_Keyword: Cape Canaveral
Theme_Keyword: Cape Hatteras
Theme_Keyword: South Atlantic Bight
Theme_Keyword: Shrimp
Theme_Keyword: Crabs
Theme_Keyword: Horseshoe Crabs
Theme_Keyword: Sea Turtles
Theme_Keyword: Mantis Shrimp
Theme_Keyword: Squid
Theme_Keyword: Finfish
Theme_Keyword: Sharks
Theme_Keyword: Mackerel
Theme_Keyword: Flounder
Theme_Keyword: Animalia
Theme_Keyword: Mollusca
Theme_Keyword: Chordata
Theme_Keyword: Arthropoda
Theme_Keyword: Crustacea
Theme_Keyword: Actinopterygii
Theme_Keyword: Cephalopoda
Theme_Keyword: Chondrichthyes
Theme_Keyword: Malacostraca
Theme_Keyword: Aulopiformes
Theme_Keyword: Carcharhiniformes
Theme_Keyword: Clupeiformes
Theme_Keyword: Decapoda
Theme_Keyword: Perciformes
Theme_Keyword: Scorpaeniformes
Theme_Keyword: Teuthida
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH CAROLINA
Access_Constraints: To view constraints placed on dataset, please see Policies and Disclaimer section (from the panel on the left) on OBIS-USA web site at http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: OBIS-USA renders information prepared by contributors accessible through dynamic on-line publication. It does not peer-review the quality of the data provided. However, it is confident that the data are the best available in electronic form. OBIS-USA does not own or try to control or limit the use of any data or products accessible through its website. Accordingly, it does not take responsibility for the quality of such data or products, or the use that people may make of them. Users must recognize that the analysis and interpretation of data requires background knowledge and expertise about marine biodiversity (including ecosystems and taxonomy). Users should be aware of possible errors in the use of species names, geo-referencing, data handing and mapping. They should crosscheck their results for possible errors, and qualify their interpretation of any results accordingly. Appropriate caution is thus necessary in the interpretation of results derived from OBIS-USA.
Use_Constraints:
Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, South Carolina Marine Resources Research Institute must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing SEAMAP-SA databases and acknowledge the use of the OBIS-USA facility. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS-USA.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JEANNE BOYLAN
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Box 12559
Address: 217 Ft. Johnson Rd.
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29422
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-953-9831
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: boylanj at dnr.sc.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Positional accuracy was estimated based on the latitude value, the geographic referencing method used, and the number of decimal places in the coordinate values. Loran C was used to obtain the coordinates from 1986 to 1992 and is accurate to 500 meters. GPS has been used since 1993 and is accurate to 200 meters.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IOBIS/OBIS-US > UNITED STATES REGIONAL OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (OBIS) NODE
Contact_Person: PHILIP GOLDSTEIN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-887-6043
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Philip.Goldstein@Colorado.edu
Resource_Description: SEAMAP-SA
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Text
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
Access_Instructions:
This will direct you to the OBIS-USA web site. Select Participants and Datasets from the panel on the left. Scroll down to SEAMAP-SA and click on the "Go" button on the right for a Dataset Detail screen where you will see a map of dataset contents, and tabs for options to Get Data, see Metadata, or use the Data Dashboard for that dataset.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.seamap.org
Access_Instructions:
This is the home page for seamap.org
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.gsmfc.org/default.php?p=sm_ov.htm
Access_Instructions:
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/mrri/SEAMAP/seamap.ht...
Access_Instructions:
This is the home page for the South Carolina MRRI SEAMAP project.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110525
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120222
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PHILIP GOLDSTEIN
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-887-6043
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Philip.Goldstein@Colorado.edu
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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