This dataset lists every Seaside Sparrow sample that was collected between 2011 and 2014 for the resource use evaluation portion of the project within the Coastal Waters Consortium. Each sample has been assigned a DATABASE ID number, and all the information gathered at the time of collection is listed here. All tissue samples were frozen at -80 deg C so they could be accessed at a later date for fatty acid analysis (GRIIDC Dataset R4.x264.000:0017) and bulk stable isotope analysis (GRIIDC Dataset R4.x264.000:0016). Additional dataset authors are Sabrina Taylor, Philip Stouffer, Stefan Woltmann and R. Eugene Turner.
Olin, Jill A.. 2017. Seaside Sparrow Tracers: 2011-2014 Sample Key. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/N7MC8X3B
This dataset was developed to serve as a central location to list all Seaside Sparrow samples collected for ecological tracer analysis between 2011 and 2014 as part of the Coastal Waters Consortium. Multiple researchers are using subsets of these samples for different purposes and types of analyses. The results of those different types of analyses are included in separate datasets, but this dataset is the only one that includes all the information associated with each sample at the time of collection. Therefore, it is a reference document for the ecological tracer analysis datasets (GRIIDC R4.x264.000:0016 and R4.x264.000:0017).
Data Parameters and Units:
FIELD ID: code assigned in the field for each sample DATABASE ID: code assigned to samples in the lab Collection Date: day, month and year of collection Site ID: names assigned by our group to different marsh sites Latitude: in decimal degrees Longitude: in decimal degrees Gear: type of gear used to collect the sample Common Name: generally used name Scientific Name: genus and species, or only genus when species is unknown Weight (grams): in grams Sex: male, female, or not available (unidentified) Age Estimate: A- adult; AHY-adult hatch year; HY-hatch year Tissue Collected: type of tissue (left liver lobe or left pectoral muscle) collected