Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton collected during plankton surveys off Alabama (2007-2014)

Resolving Deepwater Horizon Impacts on Highly Variable Ichthyoplankton and Zooplankton Dynamics in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

DOI:
10.7266/N7154F27
 
UDI:
R2.x221.000:0001
Last Update:
Oct 14 2016 20:30 UTC
 
Dataset Author(s):
Hernandez, Frank
Point of Contact:
Culpepper, Carla
University of Southern Mississippi / Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Dr
Ocean Springs, Mississippi  39564
USA
carla.culpepper@usm.edu
Funding Source:
RFP-II
Data Collection Period:
2007-05-01 to 2014-08-05

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Hernandez, Frank. 2016. Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton collected during plankton surveys off Alabama (2007-2014). Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/N7154F27

Abstract:

Depth-discrete plankton samples were collected during cruises off the coast of Alabama during May-August periods (2007-2014) using a Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System (BIONESS) and a neuston net. The BIONESS (0.25 m2 opening) was fitted with 333-µm and 202-µm mesh nets. The neuston net was 0.5 x 1.0 m and fitted with a 505 micron mesh net. A ring net (0.762-m diameter; 335-µm mesh) was towed obliquely through the water column, and used during 2007-2014 as a back-up gear when the primary sampler (BIONESS) was not operational. Samples were collected at stations located on the 20 m and 35 m contours. Data from 2007-2012 were collected as part of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Fisheries Oceanography of Coastal Alabama (FOCAL) program. Data from 2013-2014 were collected with support from GoMRI. Data contents include larval fish and zooplankton counts for targeted taxa, as well as plankton biomass estimates (settled volume and/or displacement volume).

Purpose:

Long-term survey data to examine natural variability as well as anthropogenic impacts on plankton distribution and abundance.

Theme Keywords:

Zooplankton, red snapper, Lutjanidae, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, Atlantic bumper

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Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton collected during plankton surveys off Alabama (2007-2014)



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          Frank Hernandez
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          University of Southern Mississippi / Department of Coastal Sciences
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          Assistant Professor
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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton collected during plankton surveys off Alabama (2007-2014) Alternate title: Plankton data Date: Date: Date: 2016-10-18 Date type: Date type code: publication Identifier: Identifier: Code: Anchor: xlink: https://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7266/N7154F27 title: DOI doi:10.7266/N7154F27 Abstract: Depth-discrete plankton samples were collected during cruises off the coast of Alabama during May-August periods (2007-2014) using a Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System (BIONESS) and a neuston net. The BIONESS (0.25 m2 opening) was fitted with 333-µm and 202-µm mesh nets. The neuston net was 0.5 x 1.0 m and fitted with a 505 micron mesh net. A ring net (0.762-m diameter; 335-µm mesh) was towed obliquely through the water column, and used during 2007-2014 as a back-up gear when the primary sampler (BIONESS) was not operational. Samples were collected at stations located on the 20 m and 35 m contours. Data from 2007-2012 were collected as part of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Fisheries Oceanography of Coastal Alabama (FOCAL) program. Data from 2013-2014 were collected with support from GoMRI. Data contents include larval fish and zooplankton counts for targeted taxa, as well as plankton biomass estimates (settled volume and/or displacement volume). Purpose: Long-term survey data to examine natural variability as well as anthropogenic impacts on plankton distribution and abundance. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Individual name: Carla Culpepper Organisation name: University of Southern Mississippi / Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Position name: Technician Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 2288724207 Facsimile: Address: Address: Delivery point: 703 East Beach Dr City: Ocean Springs Administrative area: Mississippi Postal code: 39564 Country: USA Electronic mail address: carla.culpepper@usm.edu Role: Role code: pointOfContact Point of contact: Responsible party: Individual name: Frank Hernandez Organisation name: University of Southern Mississippi / Department of Coastal Sciences Position name: Assistant Professor Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 2288188800 Facsimile: Address: Address: Delivery point: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory 703 East Beach Drive City: Ocean Springs Administrative area: Mississippi Postal code: 39564 Country: USA Electronic mail address: frank.hernandez@usm.edu Role: Role code: principalInvestigator Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Zooplankton Keyword: red snapper Keyword: Lutjanidae Keyword: king mackerel Keyword: Spanish mackerel Keyword: Atlantic bumper Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Gulf of Mexico Keyword: Alabama Type: Keyword type code: place Resource constraints: title: Cite As Constraints: Use limitation: Hernandez, Frank. 2016. Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton collected during plankton surveys off Alabama (2007-2014). Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/N7154F27 Resource constraints: title: CC0 License Legal constraints: Use constraints: Restriction code: licenceUnrestricted Other constraints: This information is released under the Creative Commons license - No Rights Reserved - CC0 1.0 Universal (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. 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Language: eng; USA Topic category: Topic category code: biota Topic category: Topic category code: oceans Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -88.2116 East bound longitude: -88.2083 South bound latitude: 29.7905 North bound latitude: 30.0902 Geographic element: BoundingPolygon: Polygon: gml:MultiPoint: gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 30.0902 -88.2116 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.7905 -88.2083 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Description: ground condition Begin date: 2007-05-01 End date: 2014-08-05 Supplemental Information: Station data include: cruise name, sample date, gear type (BIONESS, Neuston net, Ring net), BIONESS tow number, sample ID, and net swept volume (cubic meters). Biological data include settled volume (ml) and/or displacement volume (ml), as well as counts for fish eggs, total fish larvae, larval red snapper, larval snapper (other species), larval king mackerel, larval Spanish mackerel, larval Atlantic bumper, and 58 zooplankton taxonomic/life stage groupings. Sample Stations T20: 30.0902, -88.2116; T35: 29.7905, -88.2083.|Depth-discrete plankton samples were collected during cruises off the coast of Alabama during May-August periods (2007-2014) using a Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System (BIONESS) and a neuston net. The BIONESS (0.25 m2 opening) was fitted with 333-µm and 202-µm mesh nets. The neuston net was 0.5 x 1.0 m and fitted with a 505 micron mesh net. A ring net (0.762-m diameter; 335-µm mesh) was towed obliquely through the water column, and used during 2007-2014 as a back-up gear when the primary sampler (BIONESS) was not operational. Samples were collected at stations located on the 20 m and 35 m contours. Data from 2007-2012 were collected as part of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Fisheries Oceanography of Coastal Alabama (FOCAL) program. Data from 2013-2014 were collected with support from GoMRI. Detailed descriptions of field sampling methods are provided in the following publications: Hernandez F J, Carassou L, Muffelman S, Powers S P and Graham WM (2011) Comparison of two plankton net mesh sizes for ichthyoplankton collection in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fish. Res. 108 327–35. Carassou L, Hernandez F J, Powers S P and GrahamWM (2012) Cross-shore, seasonal, and depth-related structure of ichthyoplankton assemblages in coastal Alabama. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 141 1137–50. Station data (e.g., station locations, oceanographic observations, etc.), net data (e.g., depth bins), and CTD profiles (temperature, salinity, depth) for BIONESS tows are provided in a separate data set (UDI: R2.x221.000:0007). Station data for the neuston net tows are also provided in a separate data set (UDI: R2.x221.000:0006). |Plankton samples were collected using a BIONESS multiple net sampling system (0.5m x 0.5m mouth, 333 or 202 micron mesh) with real-time communication to the ship. Neuston samples were collected using a neuston net (1m x 0.5m mouth, 505 micron mesh). A ring net (0.762-m diameter; 335-µm mesh) was towed obliquely through the water column, and used during 2007-2014 as a back-up gear when the primary sampler (BIONESS) was not operational.|Samples were collected monthly from May through August during 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014, and twice monthly from May through August 2010 at two stations (T20 and T35). Data gaps are a result of logistical or weather constraints.||The sampled stations were established prior to the oil spill by the Fisheries Oceanography of Coastal Alabama (FOCAL) plankton monitoring program. Thus, this study will compare plankton abundances and assemblage dynamics before, during, and after the oil spill to assess potential ecological impacts.
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