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Fish community data obtained from Antillean-Z fish trap deployment in the Eastern Gulf of Shark Bay, Australia from June 2013 to August 2013


At a Glance


Authors: Michael Heithaus, Robert Nowicki
Time period: 2013-06-28 to 2013-08-12
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1188.3
Dataset id: ST_TDCS_Heithaus_001

How to cite:
Heithaus, M., R. Nowicki. 2019. Fish community data obtained from Antillean-Z fish trap deployment in the Eastern Gulf of Shark Bay, Australia from June 2013 to August 2013. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/3eed6e46081423861d71e6d6a6ee3194. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

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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: Mr Robert Nowicki 
    • Position: Graduate Student
    • Organization: Florida Internatiional University, BBC, MSB 250J
    • Address: 3000 NE 151 St
      North Miami, FL 33181 USA
    • Phone: 305-919-4153
    • Fax: 305-919-4030
    • Email: rnowi001@fiu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    This dataset consists of capture data of teleost communities caught in Antillean-Z fish traps deployed in 2013. Also included are anciliary environmental data as well as trap deployment information. This dataset will be used to determine changes in teleost community structure and abundance in response to an extreme temperature event and associated decline in seagrass cover in Shark Bay, Western Australia.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    Eastern Gulf of Shark Bay, Western Australia, North of Monkey Mia

    Bounding Coordinates
    Eastern Gulf of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Study site is approximately 130 km2 in area and begins immediately north of Monkey Mia, in Shark Bay.
    N: -25.721, S: -25.808, E: 113.796, W: 113.662

    FCE LTER Sites
    Shark Bay Marine Park

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Shallow seagrass banks and channels immediately north of Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
    N: -25.721, S: -25.808, E: 113.796, W: 113.662
    Shallow seagrass banks and channels immediately north of Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
    N: -25.721, S: -25.808, E: 113.796, W: 113.662
    Shallow seagrass banks and channels immediately north of Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
    N: -25.721, S: -25.808, E: 113.796, W: 113.662
    Shallow seagrass banks and channels immediately north of Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
    N: -25.721, S: -25.808, E: 113.796, W: 113.662
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Fish community data obtained from Antillean-Z fish trap deployment in the Eastern Gulf of Shark Bay, Australia
      Attribute Name:
      Master ID
      Attribute Label:
      Identifier
      Attribute Definition:
      Unique ID of each trap
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Unique ID of each trap
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      Date
      Attribute Definition:
      Date of trap deploy
      Storage Type:
      Datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Trap#
      Attribute Label:
      Identifier
      Attribute Definition:
      Trap number for that day
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Trap number for that day
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Set of day
      Attribute Label:
      Identifier
      Attribute Definition:
      Set number for the day
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Set number for the day
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Time in
      Attribute Label:
      Time
      Attribute Definition:
      Time trap deployed
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Time out
      Attribute Label:
      Time
      Attribute Definition:
      Time trap retrieved
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Total time
      Attribute Label:
      Time
      Attribute Definition:
      Soak time for trap
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Microhabitat
      Attribute Label:
      Identifier
      Attribute Definition:
      Type of microhabitat
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Deep= Deep channel habitat
      shallow= shallow seagrass bank habitat
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Deploy_Depth
      Attribute Label:
      depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Depth at trap deploy
      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:
      Deploy_Depth_Notes
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Notations about the Deploy Depth
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Notations about the Deploy Depth
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Retrieve_Depth
      Attribute Label:
      depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Depth at trap retrieval
      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:
      Retrieve_Depth_Notes
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Notations about the Retrieve Depth
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Notations about the Retrieve Depth
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Substrate
      Attribute Label:
      Identifier
      Attribute Definition:
      Substrate at deploy site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      sand= sand
      SG= seagrass cover
      sand / SG= mix of seagrass and sand cover
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SG sp
      Attribute Label:
      Identifier
      Attribute Definition:
      Seagrass present, if applicable
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Pos= Posidonia spp.
      Amp= Amphibolis antarctica
      Pos/Amp= Mix of both Posidonia spp. And Amphibolis antarctica
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      GPS_25_raw
      Attribute Label:
      latitude
      Attribute Definition:
      GPS latitude inside of 25 degees S
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Precision: 0.00001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      GPS_113_raw
      Attribute Label:
      longitude
      Attribute Definition:
      GPS longitude inside of 113 west
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Precision: 0.00001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Latitude_DD
      Attribute Label:
      Latitude_DD
      Attribute Definition:
      latitude of shark capture in decimal degrees
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Precision: 0.00001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Longitude_DD
      Attribute Label:
      Longitude_DD
      Attribute Definition:
      longitude of shark capture in decimal degrees
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Precision: 0.00001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Beaufort
      Attribute Label:
      weather conditions
      Attribute Definition:
      Beaufort weather scale conditions at deploy
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      1= light air, 2
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      UW_vis
      Attribute Label:
      visibility
      Attribute Definition:
      Underwater visibility at deploy
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: meter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      WaterTemp
      Attribute Label:
      water temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Water temperature at deploy
      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:
      Cloud_Cover
      Attribute Label:
      % cover
      Attribute Definition:
      Cloud cover at deploy
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Cloud_Cover_Notes
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Notation about % cloud cover
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Notation about % cloud cover
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Num_Fish_Caught
      Attribute Label:
      number fish caught (all species)
      Attribute Definition:
      # fish caught (all species)
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Num_peloct
      Attribute Label:
      # Pelates octolineatus caught
      Attribute Definition:
      # Pelates octolineatus caught
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Num_penvit
      Attribute Label:
      # Pentapoda vitta caught
      Attribute Definition:
      # Pentapoda vitta caught
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Num_monspp
      Attribute Label:
      # Monocanthus spp. Caught
      Attribute Definition:
      # Monocanthus spp. Caught
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Num_upetra
      Attribute Label:
      # Upeneus tragula caught
      Attribute Definition:
      # Upeneus tragula caught
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Num_letlat
      Attribute Label:
      # Lethrinus laticaudis caught
      Attribute Definition:
      # Lethrinus laticaudis caught
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Num_rhasar
      Attribute Label:
      # Rhabdosargus sarba caught
      Attribute Definition:
      # Rhabdosargus sarba caught
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Num_monchi
      Attribute Label:
      # Monocanthus chinensus caught
      Attribute Definition:
      # Monocanthus chinensus caught
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Notes
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      General Notes about sampling event
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      General Notes about sampling event
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Deployment of baited Antillean-Z fish traps to charactarize benthic teleost communities and quantify teleost abundances

    Method Step

    Description
    Deployment of baited Antillean-Z fish traps to charactarize benthic teleost communities and quantify teleost abundances

    Instrumentation
    Human observers on a 4.5 to 5.5 research vessel

    Method Step

    Description
    Water temperature collected at trap deployment

    Instrumentation
    Ship-based transducer

    Method Step

    Description
    Weather conditions collected at trap deployment

    Instrumentation
    Human observer using Beaufort scale

    Method Step

    Description
    Water visibility

    Instrumentation
    Human observer

    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=ST_TDCS_Heithaus_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2014-02-25

    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, the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program and that this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreements #DEB-1237517, #DBI-0620409, and #DEB-9910514. 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
    Shark Bay Eastern Gulf, World Heritage Site, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Antillean-Z fish trap deployment, fish, fish community, species, water temperature, cloud cover percentage, beaufort weather scale, microhabitat
  • Dataset Contact
    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: LTER Network Office
    • Address: UNM Biology Department, MSC03-2020
      1 University of New Mexico
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA
    • Phone: 505 277-2535
    • Fax: 505 277-2541
    • Email: tech-support@lternet.edu
    • URL: http://www.lternet.edu

    • 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

    • Name:  Robert 
    • Position: Graduate Student
    • Organization: Nowicki
    • Address: FIU, BBC, MSB 250J, 3000 NE 151st Street
      North Miami, FL 33181 USA
    • Phone: 305-919-5234
    • Fax: 305-919-4030
    • Email: rnowi001@fiu.edu

  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Fish community data obtained from Antillean-Z fish trap deployment in the Eastern Gulf of Shark Bay, Australia

    Entity Name:
    ST_TDCS_Heithaus_001
    Entity Description:
    Fish community data obtained from Antillean-Z fish trap deployment in the Eastern Gulf of Shark Bay, Australia
    Object Name:
    ST_TDCS_Heithaus_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    40