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Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) movements within the Shark River estuary (FCE), Everglades National Park, South Florida from February 2012 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Jennifer Rehage
Time period: 2012-02-02 to 2014-05-03
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1198.2
Dataset id: LT_TDCS_Rehage_004

How to cite:
Rehage, J.. 2016. Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) movements within the Shark River estuary (FCE), Everglades National Park, South Florida from February 2012 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/58414574e57fd558d71cfab0952c0dc1. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    Movements of common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) in the Shark River estuary were measured using passive acoustic telemetry. Snook were fitted with a V-16 acoustic transmitters, transmitters emit an ultrasonic pulse at random every 60 – 180 seconds that can be interpreted by autonomous listening stations dispersed throughout the Shark River estuary. Once a listening station detects a transmitter, it records a time of detection and a unique tag ID.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    Shark River Estuary, SFWSC Study Area

    Bounding Coordinates
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes areas near FCE Shark River Slough research sites (downstream of SRS 3) from Rookery Branch to Tarpon Bay within Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 25.365, S: 25.365, E: -81.078, W: -81.078

    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
    FCE

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Shark River Estuary, Everglades National Park, FL US.
    N: 25.365, S: 25.365, E: -81.078, W: -81.078
    Shark River Estuary, Everglades National Park, FL US.
    N: 25.761, S: 24.913, E: -80.490, W: -81.078
    Shark River Estuary, Everglades National Park, FL US.
    N: 25.761, S: 24.913, E: -80.490, W: -81.078
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) movements within the Shark River estuary (FCE), Everglades National Park, South Florida from February 2012 to Present
      Attribute Name:
      Transmitter_ID
      Attribute Label:
      Individual snook fitted with a transmitter
      Attribute Definition:
      The tag identification code of individual tags
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      The tag identification code of individual tags
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Time
      Attribute Label:
      Tagging Time
      Attribute Definition:
      Tagging Time
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Latitude
      Attribute Label:
      latitude in decimal degrees of a single detection
      Attribute Definition:
      coordinate
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      coordinate
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Longitude
      Attribute Label:
      Longitude in decimal degrees of a single detection
      Attribute Definition:
      coordinate
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      coordinate
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Passive acoustic tracking was used to quantify the movement patterns of individual snook. to assess their use of upstream areas of the estuary in response to the marsh prey pulse. Snook were surgically fitted with a Vemco V16 transmitter (Vemco, Halifax, NS, Canada). Transmitters were set to emit a unique series of pulses for each shark at a random interval between 60 and 180 s (mean emission interval = 120 s). Movements of acoustically tagged sharks were tracked within an array of 43 Vemco VR2 and VR2W acoustic receivers. In situ measurements revealed mean detection ranges of receivers were c. 500 m. Each receiver was attached to a PVC pipe set in a 10-kg cement anchor. Data from receivers were downloaded every 3–4 months for the duration of the study, and batteries were replaced as needed.

    Method Step

    Description
    Fish were fitted with a V-16 acoustic transmitters. Transmitters were implanted surgically into the body cavity of fishes following IACUC Protocol #200135. Transmitters emit an ultrasonic pulse at random every 60 – 180 seconds that can be interpreted by autonomous listening stations dispersed throughout the Shark River estuary. Once a listening station detects a transmitter, it records a time of detection and a unique tag ID. Data were downloaded off of receivers every two months

    Citation
    Matich, Philip 2014-01-01. Multi-tissue stable isotope analysis and acoustic telemetry reveal seasonal variability in the trophic interactions of juvenile bull sharks in a coastal estuary. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(1): 199-213.

    Protocol

    Protocol Title:  Tagging fish

    Protocol Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Philip Matich  
    • Position: Graduate Student
    • Organization: Florida International University
    • Address: 3000 NE 151st
      North Miami, Florida  33181 USA
    • Email: pmati001@fiu.edu


    Publication Date:  2014-01-01

    Abstract
    Passive acoustic tracking was used to quantify the movement patterns of individual snook. to assess their use of upstream areas of the estuary in response to the marsh prey pulse. Snook were surgically fitted with a Vemco V16 transmitter (Vemco, Halifax, NS, Canada). Transmitters were set to emit a unique series of pulses for each shark at a random interval between 60 and 180 s (mean emission interval = 120 s). Movements of acoustically tagged sharks were tracked within an array of 43 Vemco VR2 and VR2W acoustic receivers. In situ measurements revealed mean detection ranges of receivers were c. 500 m. Each receiver was attached to a PVC pipe set in a 10-kg cement anchor. Data from receivers were downloaded every 3–4 months for the duration of the study, and batteries were replaced as needed.
    Passive acoustic tracking was used to quantify the movement patterns of individual snook. to assess their use of upstream areas of the estuary in response to the marsh prey pulse. Snook were surgically fitted with a Vemco V16 transmitter (Vemco, Halifax, NS, Canada). Transmitters were set to emit a unique series of pulses for each shark at a random interval between 60 and 180 s (mean emission interval = 120 s). Movements of acoustically tagged sharks were tracked within an array of 43 Vemco VR2 and VR2W acoustic receivers. In situ measurements revealed mean detection ranges of receivers were c. 500 m. Each receiver was attached to a PVC pipe set in a 10-kg cement anchor. Data from receivers were downloaded every 3–4 months for the duration of the study, and batteries were replaced as needed.
    Passive acoustic tracking was used to quantify the movement patterns of individual snook. to assess their use of upstream areas of the estuary in response to the marsh prey pulse. Snook were surgically fitted with a Vemco V16 transmitter (Vemco, Halifax, NS, Canada). Transmitters were set to emit a unique series of pulses for each shark at a random interval between 60 and 180 s (mean emission interval = 120 s). Movements of acoustically tagged sharks were tracked within an array of 43 Vemco VR2 and VR2W acoustic receivers. In situ measurements revealed mean detection ranges of receivers were c. 500 m. Each receiver was attached to a PVC pipe set in a 10-kg cement anchor. Data from receivers were downloaded every 3–4 months for the duration of the study, and batteries were replaced as needed.
    Passive acoustic tracking was used to quantify the movement patterns of individual snook. to assess their use of upstream areas of the estuary in response to the marsh prey pulse. Snook were surgically fitted with a Vemco V16 transmitter (Vemco, Halifax, NS, Canada). Transmitters were set to emit a unique series of pulses for each shark at a random interval between 60 and 180 s (mean emission interval = 120 s). Movements of acoustically tagged sharks were tracked within an array of 43 Vemco VR2 and VR2W acoustic receivers. In situ measurements revealed mean detection ranges of receivers were c. 500 m. Each receiver was attached to a PVC pipe set in a 10-kg cement anchor. Data from receivers were downloaded every 3–4 months for the duration of the study, and batteries were replaced as needed.
    Passive acoustic tracking was used to quantify the movement patterns of individual snook. to assess their use of upstream areas of the estuary in response to the marsh prey pulse. Snook were surgically fitted with a Vemco V16 transmitter (Vemco, Halifax, NS, Canada). Transmitters were set to emit a unique series of pulses for each shark at a random interval between 60 and 180 s (mean emission interval = 120 s). Movements of acoustically tagged sharks were tracked within an array of 43 Vemco VR2 and VR2W acoustic receivers. In situ measurements revealed mean detection ranges of receivers were c. 500 m. Each receiver was attached to a PVC pipe set in a 10-kg cement anchor. Data from receivers were downloaded every 3–4 months for the duration of the study, and batteries were replaced as needed.

    Keywords
    Acoustic tracking , Snook, VEMCO
    Procedural Steps
    Immobilize fish with anesthetic
    create a 20 mm incision on ventral side of body cavity
    insert tag into body cavity
    close wound with 2 stiches
    waterproof wound with super glue

    Instrumentation
    V 16 transmitters are 16 x 68 mm in a cylinder shape, addtional information can be found http://vemco.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/v16-coded.pdf VR2W Listening devices are cylindrical 308 mm long x 73 mm diameter and are anchored to the benthos additional information can be found http://vemco.com/products/vr2w-180khz/?product-specifications

    Method Step

    Description
    Fish were collected via electrofishing methods,

    Citation
    Boucek, Ross E 2013-10-01. No free lunch: displaced marsh consumers regulate a prey subsidy to an estuarine consumer.. Oikos, 122(10): 1453-1464.

    Protocol

    Protocol Title:  Catching fish

    Protocol Creator(s)
    • Name: Ross  Boucek 
    • Position: Graduate Researcher
    • Organization: Florida International University
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      ECS 119
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-0181


    Publication Date:  2013-10-01

    Abstract
    We captured snook using a boat-mounted, generator-powered electrofisher (two-anode, one cathode Smith-Root 9.0 unit) . Boat electrofishing is an effective sampling technique in freshwater habitats, including the Everglades, and has been used successfully to sample upper estuarine fish communities (Rehage and Loftus 2007). We conducted three replicate electrofishing bouts (timed sampling transects) at fixed locations in each site, each 200 m apart. For each bout, we ran the boat at idle speed at a randomly-selected creek shoreline and applied power for 5 min of time, during which two netters captured all immobilized fishes. We standardize power output to 1500 Watts, given temperature and conductance conditions measured at the beginning of each bout.
    We captured snook using a boat-mounted, generator-powered electrofisher (two-anode, one cathode Smith-Root 9.0 unit) . Boat electrofishing is an effective sampling technique in freshwater habitats, including the Everglades, and has been used successfully to sample upper estuarine fish communities (Rehage and Loftus 2007). We conducted three replicate electrofishing bouts (timed sampling transects) at fixed locations in each site, each 200 m apart. For each bout, we ran the boat at idle speed at a randomly-selected creek shoreline and applied power for 5 min of time, during which two netters captured all immobilized fishes. We standardize power output to 1500 Watts, given temperature and conductance conditions measured at the beginning of each bout.
    We captured snook using a boat-mounted, generator-powered electrofisher (two-anode, one cathode Smith-Root 9.0 unit) . Boat electrofishing is an effective sampling technique in freshwater habitats, including the Everglades, and has been used successfully to sample upper estuarine fish communities (Rehage and Loftus 2007). We conducted three replicate electrofishing bouts (timed sampling transects) at fixed locations in each site, each 200 m apart. For each bout, we ran the boat at idle speed at a randomly-selected creek shoreline and applied power for 5 min of time, during which two netters captured all immobilized fishes. We standardize power output to 1500 Watts, given temperature and conductance conditions measured at the beginning of each bout.

    Keywords
    Electrofishing, fish capture
    Procedural Steps
    Apply electric current to sampling area
    net immobilized fish
    place fish into a water tank on boat

    Instrumentation
    21 foot Aluminum boat fitted with a generator and other electrofishing equipment (see citation 28)

    Method Step

    Description
    Data Checking protocols

    Citation
    Young, Joy Spatiotemporal dynamics of spawning aggregations of common snook on the east coast of Florida.. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 505: 227-240.

    Protocol

    Protocol Title:  Checking data

    Protocol Creator(s)
    • Name: Joy  Young 
    • Position: Junior Scientist
    • Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Tequesta Field Laboratory,
    • Address: 19100 Southeast Federal Highway
      Tequesta , Florida  33469 USA
    • Email: joy.young@myfwc.com


    Publication Date:  2014-05-01

    Abstract
    Telemetry data normally contain a certain amount of erroneous detections which can increase in number due to code collisions from the detection of other tags, and abiotic (e.g. boat) and biotic (e.g. snapping shrimp) noise. Prior to analyses, ‘false’ detections and were removed from the dataset.

    Keywords
    False detections , Data checking
    Procedural Steps
    identify distance and time between fish detections
    determine if that distance is feasible for fish to travel in the duration between detections
    If impossible, false detection is deleted

    Instrumentation
    None

    Quality Control
    Detection data are managed and checked through software provided by VEMCO. See http://vemco.com/products/vue-software/?product-software
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_TDCS_Rehage_004.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2014-09-29

    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
    FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, consumer dynamics, fishes, Rookery Branch , snook movements, Everglades National Park, acoustic transmitters, consumers, freshwater , estuarine, biology, species, Centropomus undecimalis
  • 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: Ross  Boucek 
    • Position: Ross Boucek
    • Organization: South Florida Water, Sustainability, and Climate Project
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      ECS 119
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-0181
    • Email: rbouc003@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:  Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) movements within the Shark River estuary (FCE), Everglades National Park, South Florida from February 2012 to Present

    Entity Name:
    LT_TDCS_Rehage_004
    Entity Description:
    Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) movements within the Shark River estuary (FCE), Everglades National Park, South Florida from February 2012 to Present
    Object Name:
    LT_TDCS_Rehage_004
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    68012