Photosynthetic pigment composition data (benthic microalgae) from Barataria Bay, 2011-2014

Accelerating Recovery after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Response of the Plant-Microbial-Benthic Ecosystem to Mitigation Strategies Promoting Wetland Remediation and Resilience

DOI:
10.7266/N7DN430F
 
UDI:
R2.x211.000:0003
Last Update:
Oct 01 2015 21:38 UTC
 
Dataset Author(s):
Fleeger, John
Point of Contact:
Fleeger, John
Louisiana State University / Department of Biological Sciences
202 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70803
USA
zoflee@lsu.edu
Funding Source:
RFP-II
Data Collection Period:
2011-05-15 to 2014-04-17

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Suggested Citation:

Fleeger, John (2015) Photosynthetic pigment composition data (benthic microalgae) from Barataria Bay, 2011-2014. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/N7DN430F

Abstract:

Benthic microalgal biomass (using the concentration of chlorophyll a as a proxy) and photosynthetic pigment composition of samples collected from Barataria Bay, Louisiana from 2011-2014 in a study of the effects of and recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill are presented here. Samples were collected the salt marsh platform in the intertidal region in areas expected to be dominated by Spartina alterniflora. Data are presented as ug pigment per sample for chlorophyll a, fucoxanthin, pheophytin and zeaxanthin.

Purpose:

To determine the effects and recovery from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on benthic microalgae in marshes that were oiled. Oiling categories include reference (with no visible oil and healthy vegetation), lightly, moderately and heavily oiled. These data are the basis of a publication, Fleeger J. W., K. R. Carman, M. R. Riggio, I. A. Mendelssohn, Q. Lin, A. Hou, D. R. Deis, and S. Zengel. 2015. Recovery of saltmarsh benthic microalgae and meiofauna following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill linked to recovery of Spartina alterniflora. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 536:39-54.

Theme Keywords:

benthic microalgae, photosynthetic pigments, algal biomass, oil spill effects, oil spill recovery

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Photosynthetic pigment composition data (benthic microalgae) from Barataria Bay, 2011-2014



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          Louisiana State University / Department of Biological Sciences
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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Photosynthetic pigment composition data (benthic microalgae) from Barataria Bay, 2011-2014 Alternate title: Benthic microalgae data Date: Date: Date: 2015-10-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Abstract: Benthic microalgal biomass (using the concentration of chlorophyll a as a proxy) and photosynthetic pigment composition of samples collected from Barataria Bay, Louisiana from 2011-2014 in a study of the effects of and recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill are presented here. Samples were collected the salt marsh platform in the intertidal region in areas expected to be dominated by Spartina alterniflora. Data are presented as ug pigment per sample for chlorophyll a, fucoxanthin, pheophytin and zeaxanthin. Purpose: To determine the effects and recovery from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on benthic microalgae in marshes that were oiled. Oiling categories include reference (with no visible oil and healthy vegetation), lightly, moderately and heavily oiled. These data are the basis of a publication, Fleeger J. W., K. R. Carman, M. R. Riggio, I. A. Mendelssohn, Q. Lin, A. Hou, D. R. Deis, and S. Zengel. 2015. Recovery of saltmarsh benthic microalgae and meiofauna following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill linked to recovery of Spartina alterniflora. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 536:39-54. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Individual name: John Fleeger Organisation name: Louisiana State University / Department of Biological Sciences Position name: Emeritus Professor Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 2255781738 Facsimile: Address: Address: Delivery point: 202 Life Sciences Building City: Baton Rouge Administrative area: Louisiana Postal code: 70803 Country: USA Electronic mail address: zoflee@lsu.edu Role: Role code: pointOfContact Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: benthic microalgae Keyword: photosynthetic pigments Keyword: algal biomass Keyword: oil spill effects Keyword: oil spill recovery Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Barataria Bay, Louisiana Type: Keyword type code: place Language: eng; USA Topic category: Topic category code: biota Topic category: Topic category code: environment Topic category: Topic category code: oceans Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -89.94647 East bound longitude: -89.88492 South bound latitude: 29.4406 North bound latitude: 29.47495 Geographic element: BoundingPolygon: Polygon: gml:MultiPoint: gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.4622 -89.92577 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.46202 -89.92854 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.46624 -89.93355 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.46869 -89.93079 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.46926 -89.92708 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.47227 -89.92883 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.47495 -89.93376 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.46045 -89.92133 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.45439 -89.8977 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.45914 -89.94647 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.47042 -89.89387 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.46539 -89.91216 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.46095 -89.88492 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.44812 -89.92171 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.4406 -89.90432 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.45843 -89.9092 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.45563 -89.88975 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.45673 -89.8863 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.44893 -89.93904 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.44105 -89.93337 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.45087 -89.89541 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Description: ground condition Begin date: 2011-05-15 End date: 2014-04-17 Supplemental Information: Data for each pigment are presented as ug pigment per sample or per g dry wt. Volumes are those used after extraction. Treatment codes are RF for reference samples, MD for moderately oiled and HV for heavily oiled. |Photosynthetic pigments were extracted from entire sediment samples with 4 ml of 100% acetone. The sediment-acetone mixture was sonicated for 30 s. The mixture was refrigerated overnight before centrifugation for 10 min. Samples were filtered (0.2 µm) before analysis. |High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to examine photosynthetic pigment concentration and composition. A Hewlett Packard 1100 liquid chromatograph consisting of a 100-ml loop autosampler, a quaternary solvent delivery system coupled to a diode array spectrophotometer, and a Hewlett Packard 1046A fluorescent detector, were used. Hewlett Packard HPChem-Station software was used for data analysis.|Samples were taken at about 6 mo intervals. Two sets of sampling stations were established, but with different objectives and therefore with different sample designs, within 3 m of the shoreline in the microtidal intertidal zone. Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique data, field observations and, subsequently, our measures of total petroleum hydrocarbons were used to assign an oiling intensity level at each station. “Short-term Sites” were located between co-ordinates N 29.44064- 29.4449, W 89.89014- 89.89000 and consisted of replicated (n = 4), 50 m2 plots located along a linear shoreline distance of ~800 m. “Long-term Sites” consisted of 21 individual stations located over a much larger area (8 km x 5 km, between co-ordinates N 29.44060- 29.47459, W 89.88492- 89.94647). Sampling sites were selected with the explicit objective of determining effects and recovery of biota exposed to different oiling intensities, and were randomly stratified among three partially interspersed oiling categories within the designated sampling area; seven received no visible oiling, designated “reference”, seven were “moderately oiled” and seven were “heavily oiled”.|No error analysis is presented here but samples for each treatment - date combination are replicated. Replication was variable because some samples were not run in the HPLC because they were deemed to have an oil concentration that would harm the column.|
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