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Capture data for sharks caught in standardized drumline fishing in Shark Bay, Western Australia, with accompanying abiotic data, from February 2008 to July 2014.


At a Glance


Authors: Michael Heithaus, Jordan Thomson
Time period: 2008-02-26 to 2014-07-04
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1189.3
Dataset id: LT_PP_Heithaus_002

How to cite:
Heithaus, M., J. Thomson. 2019. Capture data for sharks caught in standardized drumline fishing in Shark Bay, Western Australia, with accompanying abiotic data, from February 2008 to July 2014.. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/b4c39439f21d56d0c87b00c59073cf89. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr Michael Heithaus 
    • 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: Dr. Jordan Thomson 
    • Organization: Florida Internatiional University
    • Address: 3000 NE 151 St
      North Miami, FL 33181 USA
    • Phone: 305-919-4263
    • Fax: 305-919-4030
    • Email: jathoms@fiu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    This dataset provides data on large sharks captured during standardized drumline fishing and is used to monitor shark catch rates, sex ratios and size distributions in Shark Bay.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    Shark Bay, Western Australia, from Feb 2008 to July 2014

    Bounding Coordinates
    Shark Bay, Western Australia
    N: -24.886, S: -26.663, E: 114.193, W: 113.021

    FCE LTER Sites
    Shark Bay Marine Park

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Deep channels > 5 km offshore of Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
    N: -25.721, S: -25.808, E: 113.796, W: 113.662
    Deep channels > 5 km offshore of Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
    N: -25.721, S: -25.808, E: 113.796, W: 113.662
    Deep channels > 5 km offshore of Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
    N: -25.721, S: -25.808, E: 113.796, W: 113.662
    Deep channels > 5 km offshore of Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
    N: -25.721, S: -25.808, E: 113.796, W: 113.662
    Deep channels > 5 km offshore of Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
    N: -25.721, S: -25.808, E: 113.796, W: 113.662
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Capture data for sharks caught in standardized drumline fishing in Shark Bay, Western Australia, with accompanying abiotic data.
      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Species
      Attribute Label:
      Shark Species
      Attribute Definition:
      Shark Species caught
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Shark Species caught
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Data not collected)

      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:
      Sex
      Attribute Label:
      Shark sex
      Attribute Definition:
      Shark sex (M, F, NA)
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Shark sex (M, F, NA)
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Cal
      Attribute Label:
      Claspers calcified
      Attribute Definition:
      Claspers calcified (Y, N, partial, NA)
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Claspers calcified (Y, N, partial, NA)
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Data not collected or not applicable)

      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:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      TL_Notes
      Attribute Label:
      Total_Length_Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Total_Length_Notes
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Total_Length_Notes
      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:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      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:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      RotoTag
      Attribute Label:
      RotoTag
      Attribute Definition:
      RotoTag ID number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      RotoTag ID number
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Tag not applied)

      Attribute Name:
      SpaghettiTag
      Attribute Label:
      SpaghettiTag
      Attribute Definition:
      SpaghettiTag ID number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      SpaghettiTag ID number
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Tag not applied)

      Attribute Name:
      Notes
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Notes
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Notes
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (No notes taken)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Presence of claspers determined visually

    Method Step

    Description
    Sex

    Instrumentation
    Visual inspection

    Method Step

    Description
    Cal

    Instrumentation
    Visual or manual inspection

    Method Step

    Description
    TotalLength

    Instrumentation
    Flexible measuring tape

    Method Step

    Description
    ForkLength

    Instrumentation
    Flexible measuring tape

    Method Step

    Description
    PreCaudalLength

    Instrumentation
    Flexible measuring tape

    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_PP_Heithaus_002.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2014-07-25

    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
    consumers, populations, vertebrates, Shark Bay , World Heritage Site, ecological research, shark monitoring, Western Australia, shark species, length, capture
  • 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:  Capture data for sharks caught in standardized drumline fishing in Shark Bay, Western Australia, with accompanying abiotic data.

    Entity Name:
    LT_PP_Heithaus_002.txt
    Entity Description:
    Capture data for sharks caught in standardized drumline fishing in Shark Bay, Western Australia, with accompanying abiotic data.
    Object Name:
    LT_PP_Heithaus_002.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    560