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Large shark catches (Drumline), water temperatures, salinities, dissolved oxygen levels, and stable isotope values in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER) from May 2009 to May 2011


At a Glance


Authors: Michael Heithaus, Philip Matich
Time period: 2009-05-13 to 2011-05-14
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1175.6
Dataset id: LT_TDCS_Matich_001

How to cite:
Heithaus, M., P. Matich. 2019. Large shark catches (Drumline), water temperatures, salinities, dissolved oxygen levels, and stable isotope values in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER) from May 2009 to May 2011. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/f8b5c0585e41ab48f07faf79c380043c. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr Michael Heithaus 
    • Position: coPI
    • Organization: Florida International University
    • 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
    • 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 catches of large sharks in the Shark River Slough in relation to physical factors including dissolved oxygen, water temperature, salinity, and distance upstream. Analysis of data collected suggest that distance from the Gulf of Mexico and salinity have the largest effects on shark catch rates, with most large sharks being caught at the mouth of the estuary in high salinity waters. This dataset includes all sharks caught on drumline gear, including large coastal species such as bull sharks and lemon sharks, as well as smaller coastal species such as Atlantic sharpnose sharks and blacknose sharks.
  • 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
    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 (generally near SRS4)
    N: 25.42, S: 25.41, E: -80.96, W: -80.99

    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 (generally near SRS4)
    N: 25.42, S: 25.41, E: -80.96, W: -80.99
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Large shark catches (Drumline), water temperatures, salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels, and stable isotope values in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      Date
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Set_Num_Drumline
      Attribute Label:
      Set_Num
      Attribute Definition:
      cumulative drumline set during sampling date
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      cumulative drumline set during sampling date
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Num_Hooks_Drumline
      Attribute Label:
      Num_Hooks
      Attribute Definition:
      sampling hook number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      sampling hook number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Set_Start_Time
      Attribute Label:
      Time_Day
      Attribute Definition:
      time of the day
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Season
      Attribute Label:
      Season
      Attribute Definition:
      sampling season
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      sampling season
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of LTER site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Latitude_DD
      Attribute Label:
      Latitude_DD
      Attribute Definition:
      latitude of shark capture in decimal degrees
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      latitude of shark capture in decimal degrees
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Longitude_DD
      Attribute Label:
      Longitude_DD
      Attribute Definition:
      longitude of shark capture in decimal degrees
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      longitude of shark capture in decimal degrees
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      River_KMs
      Attribute Label:
      River_KMs
      Attribute Definition:
      distance from the mouth of the estuary
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: kilometer
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Depth
      Attribute Label:
      Depth
      Attribute Definition:
      water depth in feet
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: foot
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      WaterTemp
      Attribute Label:
      WaterTemp
      Attribute Definition:
      water temperature in degrees Celsius
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Salinity
      Attribute Label:
      Salinity
      Attribute Definition:
      water salinity in parts per thousand
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: PSU
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      DO
      Attribute Label:
      DO
      Attribute Definition:
      water dissolved oxygen in milligrams per liter
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerLiter
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      DO %
      Attribute Label:
      Dissolved_Oxygen_Percent_Saturation
      Attribute Definition:
      percent saturation of dissolved oxygen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Species
      Attribute Label:
      Shark_Species
      Attribute Definition:
      shark species caught
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      shark species caught
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Tag_Num
      Attribute Label:
      Roto_Tag_Number
      Attribute Definition:
      identification tag number
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      identification tag number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Sex
      Attribute Label:
      Shark_Sex
      Attribute Definition:
      shark sex
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      shark sex
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Mature
      Attribute Label:
      Shark_Maturity
      Attribute Definition:
      life stage of shark
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      life stage of shark
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PCL
      Attribute Label:
      Precaudal_Length
      Attribute Definition:
      length from snout to precaudal notch in centimeters
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      FL
      Attribute Label:
      Fork_Length
      Attribute Definition:
      length from snout to fork in tail in centimeters
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      TL
      Attribute Label:
      Total_Length
      Attribute Definition:
      length from snout to end of tail in centimeters
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      TL_Flag
      Attribute Label:
      Flag
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Length Flag
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Total Length Flag
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      STL
      Attribute Label:
      Stretch_Total_Length
      Attribute Definition:
      stretched total length in centimeters
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Mass (kg)
      Attribute Label:
      Body_Mass
      Attribute Definition:
      body mass in kilograms
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: kilogram
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Run LCn_M
      Attribute Label:
      Analysis_Location
      Attribute Definition:
      Stable isotope facility where analysis was conducted
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Stable isotope facility where analysis was conducted
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      M_%N
      Attribute Label:
      Muscle_Percent_Nitrogen
      Attribute Definition:
      percent of tissue comprised of nitrogen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      M_%C
      Attribute Label:
      Muscle_Percent_Carbon
      Attribute Definition:
      percent of tissue comprised of carbon
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Muscle_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Muscle_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 will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Muscle_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Muscle_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 will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Run LCn_WB
      Attribute Label:
      Analysis_Location
      Attribute Definition:
      Stable isotope facility where analysis was conducted
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Stable isotope facility where analysis was conducted
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      WB_%N
      Attribute Label:
      Whole_Blood_Percent_Nitrogen
      Attribute Definition:
      percent of tissue comprised of nitrogen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      WB_%C
      Attribute Label:
      Whole_Blood_Percent_Carbon
      Attribute Definition:
      percent of tissue comprised of carbon
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Whole_Blood_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Whole_Blood_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 will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Whole_Blood_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Whole_Blood_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 will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Run LCn_Plasma
      Attribute Label:
      Analysis_Location
      Attribute Definition:
      Stable isotope facility where analysis was conducted
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Stable isotope facility where analysis was conducted
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Plasma_%N
      Attribute Label:
      Plasma_Percent_Nitrogen
      Attribute Definition:
      percent of tissue comprised of nitrogen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Plasma_%C
      Attribute Label:
      Plasma_Percent_Carbon
      Attribute Definition:
      percent of tissue comprised of carbon
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Plasma_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Plasma_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 will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Plasma_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Plasma_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 will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Run LCn_RBC
      Attribute Label:
      Analysis_Location
      Attribute Definition:
      Stable isotope facility where analysis was conducted
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Stable isotope facility where analysis was conducted
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      RBC_%N
      Attribute Label:
      Red_Blood_Cells_Percent_Nitrogen
      Attribute Definition:
      percent of tissue comprised of nitrogen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      RBC _%C
      Attribute Label:
      Red_Blood_Cells_Percent_Carbon
      Attribute Definition:
      percent of tissue comprised of carbon
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Red_Blood_Cells_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Red_Blood_Cells_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 will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Red_Blood_Cells_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Red_Blood_Cells_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 will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Run LCn_Fin
      Attribute Label:
      Analysis_Location
      Attribute Definition:
      Stable isotope facility where analysis was conducted
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Stable isotope facility where analysis was conducted
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      F_%N
      Attribute Label:
      Fin_Percent_Nitrogen
      Attribute Definition:
      percent of tissue comprised of nitrogen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      F_%C
      Attribute Label:
      Fin_Percent_Carbon
      Attribute Definition:
      percent of tissue comprised of carbon
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Fin_Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Fin_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 will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Fin_Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Fin_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 will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Notes
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      additional notes on captured shark
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      additional notes on captured shark
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Drumline catches of large coastal sharks

    Method Step

    Description
    Drumline catches of large sharks

    Instrumentation
    Bottom-set drumline with 50-100m of 800lb monofiliment equipped with 16/0 circle hooks and baited with Atlantic bonito

    Method Step

    Description
    Dissolved oxygen collected during longline sets

    Instrumentation
    YSI85

    Method Step

    Description
    Water Temperature collected during longline sets

    Instrumentation
    YSI85

    Method Step

    Description
    Salinity collected during longline sets

    Instrumentation
    YSI85

    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://fce-lter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_TDCS_Matich_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2011-07-29

    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
    water temperature, inorganic nutrients, salinity, dissolved oxygen, stable isotopes, conductivity, nitrogen, carbon, consumers, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, bull shark, consumer interactions, habitat use, lemon shark, drumline
  • 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 shark catches (Drumline), water temperatures, salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels, and stable isotope values in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    LT_TDCS_Matich_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Large shark catches (Drumline), water temperatures, salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels, and stable isotope values in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE)
    Object Name:
    LT_TDCS_Matich_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    68