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Capture data for sharks caught in standardized drumline fishing in Shark Bay, Western Australia, with accompanying abiotic data, from January 2012 to April 2014.


At a Glance


Authors: Michael Heithaus, Jordan Thomson
Time period: 2012-01-13 to 2014-04-11
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1190.3
Dataset id: LT_PP_Heithaus_003

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 January 2012 to April 2014.. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/225c82aa5925cee430a8c7a6a44e8d85. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

Geographic Coverage


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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: Dr. Jordan Thomson 
    • Position: Post-doctoral Associate
    • 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 file provides data on standardized drumline fishing effort (gear deployment data) targeting large elasmobranchs in Shark Bay, Western Australia between 2012 and 2014
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    Shark Bay, Western Australia, from Jan 2012 to Apr 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:
      Hook
      Attribute Label:
      Hook number
      Attribute Definition:
      Hook number
      Storage Type:
      ID Number
      Measurement Scale:
      Hook number
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      Latitude_DD
      Attribute Label:
      Latitude_DD
      Attribute Definition:
      Latitude
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Latitude
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00000 (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:
      -9999.00000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      TimeIn
      Attribute Label:
      Time of deployment
      Attribute Definition:
      Time of deployment
      Storage Type:
      time
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      BaitType
      Attribute Label:
      Type of bait
      Attribute Definition:
      Type of bait
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Type of bait
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      TimeCheck1
      Attribute Label:
      Time of first check
      Attribute Definition:
      Time of first check
      Storage Type:
      time
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      BaitLeft1
      Attribute Label:
      Bait remaining at first check
      Attribute Definition:
      Bait remaining at first check
      Storage Type:
      categorical data (Yes, No, Bitten off, Shark)
      Measurement Scale:
      Bait remaining at first check
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      TimeCheck2
      Attribute Label:
      Time of second check
      Attribute Definition:
      Time of second check
      Storage Type:
      time
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      BaitLeft2
      Attribute Label:
      Bait remaining at second check
      Attribute Definition:
      Bait remaining at second check
      Storage Type:
      categorical data (Yes, No, Bitten off, Shark)
      Measurement Scale:
      Bait remaining at second check
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      TimeCheck3
      Attribute Label:
      Time of third check
      Attribute Definition:
      Time of third check
      Storage Type:
      time
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      BaitLeft3
      Attribute Label:
      Bait remaining at third check
      Attribute Definition:
      Bait remaining at third check
      Storage Type:
      categorical data (Yes, No, Bitten off, Shark)
      Measurement Scale:
      Bait remaining at third check
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      TimeCheck4
      Attribute Label:
      Time of fourth check
      Attribute Definition:
      Time of fourth check
      Storage Type:
      time
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      BaitLeft4
      Attribute Label:
      Bait remaining at fourth check
      Attribute Definition:
      Bait remaining at fourth check
      Storage Type:
      categorical data (Yes, No, Bitten off, Shark)
      Measurement Scale:
      Bait remaining at fourth check
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      TimeCheck5
      Attribute Label:
      Time of fifth check
      Attribute Definition:
      Time of fifth check
      Storage Type:
      time
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      BaitLeft5
      Attribute Label:
      Bait remaining at fifth check
      Attribute Definition:
      Bait remaining at fifth check
      Storage Type:
      categorical data (Yes, No, Bitten off, Shark)
      Measurement Scale:
      Bait remaining at fifth check
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Rebait
      Attribute Label:
      Was bait replaced
      Attribute Definition:
      Was bait replaced
      Storage Type:
      categorical data (Yes, No)
      Measurement Scale:
      Was bait replaced
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Data not collected or applicable)

      Attribute Name:
      TimeLost
      Attribute Label:
      Estimated time without baited hook soaking
      Attribute Definition:
      Estimated time without baited hook soaking
      Storage Type:
      time
      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:
      SpeciesNotes
      Attribute Label:
      Notes on species ID
      Attribute Definition:
      Notes on species ID
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Notes on species ID
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (No notes taken)

      Attribute Name:
      Tag
      Attribute Label:
      ID Tag number
      Attribute Definition:
      Either a RotoTag or SpagettiTag ID number
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Either a RotoTag or SpagettiTag ID number
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (Tag not applied)

      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 (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:
      -9999.0 (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:
      CaptureNotes
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Notes
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Notes
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (No notes taken)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Depth read from depth sounder on boat

    Method Step

    Description
    Depth

    Instrumentation
    Depth sounder

    Method Step

    Description
    CalcClaspers

    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_003.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2014-06-10

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

    Entity Name:
    LT_PP_Heithaus_003.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_003.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    745