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Texas Coastal Fisheries - Sabine Lake Bag Seine

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) utilizes several sampling gears for fisheries-independent monitoring of finfish and shellfish communities. They include bag seines, trawls, gill nets and oyster dredges. TPWD uses multiple gears in a random sampling protocol, and they identify (to the lowest taxonomic unit possible) and count everything that they collect. This dataset contains bag seine data collected for the Sabine Lake bay system in Texas from 1986 to 2008. Collected data also included spatial and temporal information describing the sample location and time, collection gear information, hydrological data (e.g. dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and salinity), weather conditions, species caught, and number of each species captured. more

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) calculated the relative abundance data, calculated as the catch of a particular species in a sample divided by the total number of animals captured in that sample. Absence data was recorded for species on the TPWD species sampling lists that were not captured during sampling.
Original data downloaded from HARC website and processed by P. Goldstein for inclusion in OBIS-USA.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish, Fisheries
Keywords:
Marine, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, ASW, USA, Louisiana, ASW, USA, Texas, Chordata

Geographical coverage
ASW, USA, Louisiana [Marine Regions]
ASW, USA, Texas [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
21 January 1986 - 17 December 2008

Taxonomic coverage
Chordata [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributor
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), more

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-USA: US Ocean Biogeographic Informaton System, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-27
Information last updated: 2015-03-27
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