Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2018: Sabine National Wildlife Refuge 1999, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/8608.

Item Identification

Title: Sabine National Wildlife Refuge 1999
Short Name: Sabine NWR Terracing 1999
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Terracing uses existing bottom sediments to form terraces or ridges at marsh elevation and the intertidal zone is planted with marsh vegetation. This study examined the habitat value of terracing at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana in the spring and fall of 1999 by quantifying and comparing nekton densities in a 9-yr old terrace field and nearby reference area using a 1 m2 drop sampler. Using density and biomass patterns and the percentage of marsh and pond area in the terrace field, we concluded that terrace fields support higher standing crops of most fishery species compared with shallow marsh ponds of similar size. Future restoration projects could include design changes to increase the proportion of marsh in a terrace field and enhance the habitat value of marsh terraces for fishery species.

Purpose:

The purposes of this study were to document the use of marsh terraces by nekton and to compare densities and biomasses of fishery species, as a measure of habitat quality, in a terraced area of Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana.

Notes:

Marsh terracing as a wetland restoration tool for creating fishery habitat. Sabine NWR study 1999

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None abundance
None brown shrimp
None crabs
None distribution
None dredge disposal
None drop sampler
None estuarine dependent
None Farfantepenaeus aztecus
None Farfantepenaeus duorarum
None fish
None invertebrates
None Litopenaeus setiferus
None nekton
None nursery areas
None nursery habitat
None pink shrimp
None restoration
None salt marsh
None terracing
None white shrimp

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1999

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Calcasieu Lake
None Gulf of Mexico
None Louisiana
None Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Files
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Source Media Type (Deprecated): Disc
Instrument (Deprecated): YSI Model 51B meter American Optical temperature-compensated refractometer meter stick HF Scientific Model DRT100B turbidimeter
Platform (Deprecated): N/A
Physical Collection / Fishing Gear (Deprecated): 1.14 m drop trap

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 284932
Date Effective From: 1999
Date Effective To:
Person: Lawrence P Rozas
Mailing Address (Business): 646 Cajundome Boulevard
Room Room 175
Lafayette, MA
Email Address: Lawrence.Rozas@noaa.gov
Phone Number: 337-291-2110
Fax: 337-291-2106
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 284933
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Organization Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Organization Phone: (301) 713-3277
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 284934
Date Effective From: 1999
Date Effective To:
Person: Lawrence P Rozas
Mailing Address (Business): 646 Cajundome Boulevard
Room Room 175
Lafayette, MA
Email Address: Lawrence.Rozas@noaa.gov
Phone Number: 337-291-2110
Fax: 337-291-2106
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 282170
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Person: Tim J Baumer
Mailing Address (Business): 4700 Avenue U
Bldg 302, Room 104
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: tim.baumer@noaa.gov
Phone Number: 409-766-3784
Organization: Galveston Laboratory (GALLAB)
Organization Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Organization Phone: 409.766.3500
Organization URL: http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/labs/galveston.htm
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 284938
W° Bound: -93.389626
E° Bound: -93.372889
N° Bound: 29.894383
S° Bound: 29.880393
Description

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 284937
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 1999

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Open to everyone

Data Access Procedure:

Download from provided url

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentations caused by inaccuracies in these data, or as a result of these data being used on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does distribution constitute any such warranty

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

Please cite

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 284940
Start Date: 1999
End Date: Present
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0156995
Distributor: NCEI-MD (2016 - Present)
Description:

NCEI Download Landing page

URLs

Technical Environment

Description:

pc files

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Data were entered into spreadsheets and checked against the raw data sheet to avoid entry errors

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Each sample was assigned a unique identification code. Field collected samples were tagged redundantly (e.g. one label inside of the collection vessel and a matching label attached to the outside of the vessel). The identifier and its associated information (e.g. date, location, habitat) was recorded on field data sheets. Once a sample arrived at the laboratory, the label remained with the sample throughout the various stages of sample processing. After data were entered into an Excel spreadsheet or similar database file, the information was printed out and compared against the field data sheets by two biologists. Corrections were made at this time and saved. The electronic file was also sorted and examined by the Lab Supervisor or other project personnel in a variety of ways to look for outliers, missing data, and other potential errors.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

N/A

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284939
Description:

After sample collection, field data were entered into an Excel spreadsheet or database file (DBF) using database manager software. A text file was created to describe these data and associated variables. Entered data were checked against the field sheets by two biologists to minimize entry errors. Samples were processed in the laboratory, sorted, specimens identified and measured, and information was entered into an Excel spreadsheet or DBF file. Files were printed out and compared against original data sheets by two biologists for data entry errors. Corrections were made at this time, the electronic file was saved, and a back-up copy made. Hard copies of the QCd files were printed and stored in the project folder along with the original field and laboratory data sheets. The electronic file was also sorted and examined by the Lab Supervisor or other project personnel in a variety of ways to look for outliers, missing data, and other potential errors. Verified data files were then saved electronically on the Galveston Laboratory server and backed-up as needed.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 8608
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2008-12-12 10:21+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2018-01-14 18:54+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-11-23
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-11-24
Linking Share Level: Within this Item's Project