Macrofauna taxa data from Spartina alterniflora dominated intertidal salt marshes in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, 2011-2016

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/N7P26W1S
 
UDI:
R2.x211.000:0005
Last Update:
Oct 18 2016 15:37 UTC
 
Dataset Author(s):
Fleeger, John, and Rita Riggio
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 2016-05-31

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Suggested Citation:

Fleeger, John, and Rita Riggio (2016) Macrofauna taxa data from Spartina alterniflora dominated intertidal salt marshes in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, 2011-2016. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/N7P26W1S

Abstract:

Macrofauna were sampled at various locations in Barataria Bay, Louisiana from 2011-2016 from salt marshes that were oiled at different intensities. Oiling categories were classified as reference (no visible oil), lightly, moderately or heavily oiled. Some samples were collected at sites (Short-term Sites) for about 2 years and other samples were collected at sites that were sampled for about 5 years after the spill (Long-term sites). Samples were collected about every 6 mo.

Purpose:

To determine the effects of and recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on infauna, benthic animals that live in the sediment. This long-term data set is being analyzed for trends and effects that will be a companion paper to 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, which used the same samples but examined larger animals, those retained on a 0.5 mm sieve.

Theme Keywords:

infauna, oil spill effects, oil spill recovery, macrofauna

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Macrofauna taxa data from Spartina alterniflora dominated intertidal salt marshes in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, 2011-2016



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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Macrofauna taxa data from Spartina alterniflora dominated intertidal salt marshes in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, 2011-2016 Alternate title: Macrofauna major taxa data from 2011-2016 from Barataria Bay, Louisiana taken as part of a study to determine the effects of and recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Samples were collected in the salt marsh intertidal region in areas that should be dominated by Spartina alterniflora. Date: Date: Date: 2016-10-18 Date type: Date type code: publication Abstract: Macrofauna were sampled at various locations in Barataria Bay, Louisiana from 2011-2016 from salt marshes that were oiled at different intensities. Oiling categories were classified as reference (no visible oil), lightly, moderately or heavily oiled. Some samples were collected at sites (Short-term Sites) for about 2 years and other samples were collected at sites that were sampled for about 5 years after the spill (Long-term sites). Samples were collected about every 6 mo. Purpose: To determine the effects of and recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on infauna, benthic animals that live in the sediment. This long-term data set is being analyzed for trends and effects that will be a companion paper to 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, which used the same samples but examined larger animals, those retained on a 0.5 mm sieve. 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: infauna Keyword: oil spill effects Keyword: oil spill recovery Keyword: macrofauna 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: 2016-05-31 Supplemental Information: Data are presented as counts per sample for various major taxa of macrofauna including polychaetes, amphipods, tanaids, gastropods and bivalves.|A hand-held corer (inner diameter = 3.5 cm) was used to take two sediment cores to a depth of 2 cm at haphazardly selected locations at each plot or station to sample the macro- and meiofauna. Both cores were combined into a single sample cup and fixed in 4% formalin. Just prior to sorting, samples were rinsed through a 500-µm sieve and animals retained were examined with a stereo-dissecting microscope. Specimens were identified and enumerate to higher taxonomic rank (e.g., polychaetes, amphipods) and were removed from the sample so that species identifications could be conducted at a later date.||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”. Samples were collected at roughly 6 mo intervals.|Raw counts are provided in the dataset. However, samples were replicated, mostly n=4 for each oiling treatment, and error terms can be calculated from raw data.|
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