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Shark catches (longline), water temperatures, salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels, and stable isotope values in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE) from May 2005 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Michael Heithaus, Philip Matich
Time period: 2005-05-11 to 2017-12-06
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1176.7
Dataset id: LT_TDCS_Matich_002

How to cite:
Heithaus, M., P. Matich. 2018. Shark catches (longline), water temperatures, salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels, and stable isotope values in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE) from May 2005 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/c4cb7d543f468f982a5c146f4c3950e6. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

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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 catches of 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 dissolved have the largest effects on shark catch rates, with most juvenile bull sharks being caught in Tarpon Bay. This dataset includes all sharks caught on longline gear.
  • 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: 25.449, S: 25.209, E: -80.893, 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:   Shark catches (longline), 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_Longline
      Attribute Label:
      Set_Num_longline
      Attribute Definition:
      cumulative drumline set during sampling date
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      cumulative drumline set during sampling date
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Subset_Num_Longline
      Attribute Label:
      Subset_Num_longline
      Attribute Definition:
      cumulative longline set during sampling day
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      cumulative longline set during sampling day
      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:
      -9999.00 (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:
      YOY= young-of-the-year indicates that the shark was <1 year old at the time of capture based on its capture date, size, and possible presence of an umbilical scar.
      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:
      PCL_Flag
      Attribute Label:
      Flag
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Length Flag
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Total Length Flag
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      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:
      REPEATS
      Attribute Label:
      Rerun_Samples
      Attribute Definition:
      isotope samples rerun for variance calculations
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      isotope samples rerun for variance calculations
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Delta15N
      Attribute Label:
      Nitrogen15
      Attribute Definition:
      nitrogen 15 value of tissue
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Delta13C
      Attribute Label:
      Carbon13
      Attribute Definition:
      carbon 13 value of tissue
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: partsPerThousand
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      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
    Longline catches of bull sharks

    Method Step

    Description
    Longline catches of sharks

    Instrumentation
    ~500m longline with 30-50 2m gangions equipped with 13/0-15/0 circle hooks and baited with mullet

    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
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_TDCS_Matich_002.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2018-01-11

    Intellectual Rights
    These data are classified as 'Type II' whereby original FCE LTER experimental data collected by individual FCE researchers to be released to restricted audiences according to terms specified by the owners of the data. Type II data are considered to be exceptional and should be rare in occurrence. The justification for exceptions must be well documented and approved by the lead PI and Site Data Manager. Some examples of Type II data restrictions may include: locations of rare or endangered species, data that are covered under prior licensing or copyright (e.g., SPOT satellite data), or covered by the Human Subjects Act, Student Dissertation data and those data related to the FCE LTER Program but not funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under LTER grants #DEB-9910514, and # DBI-0620409. Researchers that make use of Type II Data may be subject to additional restrictions to protect any applicable commercial or confidentiality interests. All publications based on this dataset must cite the data Contributor. Additionally, two copies of the manuscript must be submitted to the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program Office, LTER Program Manager, Florida International University, Southeast Environmental Research Center, OE 148, University Park, Miami, Florida 33199. For a complete description of the FCE LTER Data Access Policy and Data User Agreement, please go to FCE Data Management Policy at http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/DataMgmt.pdf and LTER Network Data Access Policy at http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/core/data_user_agreement/distribution_policy.html.

  • Keywords
    vertebrates, estuaries, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, bull shark, consumer interactions, habitat use, salinity, water temperature, Dissolved oxygen, percent dissolved oxygen, lemon shark, drumline, isotopes, stable isotopes, conductivity, nitrogen, carbon, water
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Dr Michael 
    • Position: Co- PI
    • Organization: Heithaus
    • Address: FIU, BBC, MSB 250J, 3000 NE 151st Street
      North Miami, FL 33181 USA
    • Phone: 305-919-5234
    • Fax: 305-919-4030
    • Email: heithaus@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www2.fiu.edu/~heithaus/

    • Name: Dr. Jordan 
    • Position: Post-doctoral Associate
    • Organization: Thomson
    • Address: 3000 NE 151 St
      North Miami, FL 33181 USA
    • Phone: 305-919-4263
    • Fax: 305-919-4030
    • Email: jathoms@fiu.edu

  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Shark catches (longline), 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_002
    Entity Description:
    Shark catches (longline), 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_002
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    355