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TPWD HARC Texas Coastal Fisheries Aransas Bay Trawl
TPWD (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department), 20090124, Texas Coastal Fisheries - Aransas Bay Trawl: HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center),

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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. more

This dataset contains bay trawl data collected for the Aransas bay system in Texas from 1982 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. 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.

Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine, ASW, USA, Texas, Pisces

Geographical coverage
ASW, USA, Texas [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1982 - 2008

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), moredata creator

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OBIS-USA: US Ocean Biogeographic Informaton System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-04-29
Information last updated: 2015-05-08
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