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Large consumer isotope values, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), May 2005 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Michael Heithaus, Philip Matich, Adam Rosenblatt
Time period: 2005-05-11 to 2018-07-18
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1057.10
Dataset id: LT_TDCS_Heithaus_002

How to cite:
Heithaus, M., P. Matich, A. Rosenblatt. 2019. Large consumer isotope values, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), May 2005 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/0fb149ced55edb32c282deb234caab56. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr Michael Heithaus 
    • Position: coPI
    • Organization: Florida International University, BBC, MSB 250A
    • Address: 3000 NE 151 St
      North Miami, FL 33181 USA
    • Phone: 305-919-5234
    • Fax: 305-919-4030
    • Email: heithaus@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~heithaus/

    • Name: Philip Matich 
    • Position: Graduate Student
    • Organization: Florida International University, BBC, MSB 334
    • Address: 3000 NE 151 St
      North Miami, FL 33181 USA
    • Phone: 305-919-4263
    • Fax: 305-919-4030
    • Email: pmati001@fiu.edu


  • Dataset Abstract
    This dataset provides information on the stable isotope values from multiple tissues from various consumers (especially bull sharks and American alligators) sampled within the Shark River Slough.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the FCE Shark River Slough research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected from the mouth of the Shark River to approximately 30km upstream in Rookery Branch
    N: 25.378, S: 25.209, E: -81.031, W: -81.138

    Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Study Area: South Florida, Everglades National Park, and Florida Bay
    N: 25.761, S: 24.913, E: -80.490, W: -81.078

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS4, SRS5, SRS6

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    DR (Down River generally near SRS6)
    N: 25.357, S: 25.328, E: -81.099, W: -81.160
    SRS5
    N: 25.39, S: 25.37, E: -81.01, W: -81.04
    TB (Upper (TBU) & Lower Box (TBL)) (generally near SRS4)
    N: 25.42, S: 25.41, E: -80.96, W: -81.01
    UR (Up River, throughout Rookery Branch)
    N: 25.45, S: 25.45, E: -80.87, W: -80.92
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Large consumer isotope values, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park
      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      Collection date
      Attribute Definition:
      sampling date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      Name of Sampling Site
      Attribute Definition:
      sampling location
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      sampling location
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Alligator_CatchID
      Attribute Label:
      ID
      Attribute Definition:
      alligator catch ID number
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      alligator catch ID number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Catch_Method
      Attribute Label:
      Catch Method
      Attribute Definition:
      how consumer was caught
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      how consumer was caught
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Latitude_DD
      Attribute Label:
      Latitude_DD
      Attribute Definition:
      Latitude
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Latitude
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Longitude_DD
      Attribute Label:
      Longitude_DD
      Attribute Definition:
      Longitude
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Longitude
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Species_CommonName
      Attribute Label:
      Species_CommonName
      Attribute Definition:
      common name of animal species sampled
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      common name of animal species sampled
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Sex
      Attribute Label:
      sex
      Attribute Definition:
      sex
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      M= Male
      F= Female
      IMM= Immature
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Total_Length
      Attribute Label:
      Total_Length
      Attribute Definition:
      measurement from snout to tail tip
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Total_Length_Notes
      Attribute Label:
      Total_Length_Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      comments on total length measurements
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      comments on total length measurements
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Skin_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Skin_Delta15N
      Attribute Definition:
      delta15N from skin tissue
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Skin_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Skin_Delta13C
      Attribute Definition:
      delta13C from skin tissue
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Muscle_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Muscle_Delta15N
      Attribute Definition:
      delta15N frommuscle tissue
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Muscle_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Muscle_Delta13C
      Attribute Definition:
      delta13C from muscle
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      WholeBlood_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      WholeBlood_Delta15N
      Attribute Definition:
      delta15N from whole blood
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      WholeBlood_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      WholeBlood_Delta13C
      Attribute Definition:
      delta13C from whole blood
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Plasma_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Plasma_Delta15N
      Attribute Definition:
      delta15N from blood plasma
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Plasma_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Plasma_Delta13C
      Attribute Definition:
      delta13C from red blood cells
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      RedBloodCells_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      RedBloodCells_Delta15N
      Attribute Definition:
      delta15N from red blood cells
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      RedBloodCells_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      RedBloodCells_Delta13C
      Attribute Definition:
      delta13C from red blood cells
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Fin_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Fin_Delta15N
      Attribute Definition:
      delta15N from fin tissue (dorsal fin of sharks; pedctoral fin of teleost fishes)
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Fin_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Fin_Delta13C
      Attribute Definition:
      delta13C from fin tissue (dorsal fin of sharks; pedctoral fin of teleost fishes)
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Blubber_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Blubber_Nitrogen15
      Attribute Definition:
      nitrogen 15 value of tissue
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Blubber_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Blubber_Carbon13
      Attribute Definition:
      carbon 13 value of tissue
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      REPEATS
      Attribute Label:
      REPEATS
      Attribute Definition:
      Type of tissue sampled a second time and location at which it was processed
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Type of tissue sampled a second time and location at which it was processed
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Delta15N
      Attribute Definition:
      delta1N from tissue listed in Repeats
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Delta13C
      Attribute Definition:
      delta13C from tissue listed in Repeats
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value was not recorded)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Stable isotope values collected during longline sampling

    Method Step

    Description
    Stable isotope values

    Instrumentation
    Mass spectrometer

    Quality Control
    Data are checked against field notes and datasheets after entry. Data are visually inspected by graduate students and the PI to determine if any values are obviously in error.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_TDCS_Heithaus_002.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2019-06-24

    Intellectual Rights
    This information is released under the Creative Commons license - Attribution - CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The consumer of these data ("Data User" herein) is required to cite it appropriately in any publication that results from its use. The Data User should realize that these data may be actively used by others for ongoing research and that coordination may be necessary to prevent duplicate publication. The Data User is urged to contact the authors of these data if any questions about methodology or results occur. Where appropriate, the Data User is encouraged to consider collaboration or co-authorship with the authors. The Data User should realize that misinterpretation of data may occur if used out of context of the original study. While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and associated documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is." The Data User should be aware, however, that data are updated periodically and it is the responsibility of the Data User to check for new versions of the data. The data authors and the repository where these data were obtained shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of the data. Thank you.

  • Keywords
    vertebrates, estuaries, isotopes, consumers, nutrients, estuaries, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, bull shark, American alligator, snook, consumer interactions, habitat use, Shark River Slough, nitrogen 15, carbon 13, muscle, blood, consumers, isotopes, freshwater, estuarine, nutrients
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Dr Michael 
    • Position: Florida International University, BBC, MSB 361
    • Organization: Heithaus
    • Address: coPI
      3000 NE 151 St, North Miami FL 33181
    • Phone: USA
    • Fax: 305-919-5234
    • Email: 305-919-4030
    • URL: heithaus@fiu.edu

    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6054
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: fcelter@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://fcelter.fiu.edu

  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Large consumer isotope values, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park

    Entity Name:
    LT_TDCS_Heithaus_002.txt
    Entity Description:
    Large consumer isotope values, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park
    Object Name:
    LT_TDCS_Heithaus_002.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    656