1999 West EMAP Trawl Invertebrate Abundance

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
Publication_Date: 20040402
Publication_Time: 20000402
Title: 1999 West EMAP Trawl Invertebrate Abundance
Edition: 1.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Costa Mesa, California
Publisher:
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
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Description:
Abstract:
The presence of contaminants in estuaries has been identified in both the scientific and popular press as a major problem contributing to degraded ecological resources and restricted harvest of fish and shell fish resources due to human health concerns. Reducing contaminant inputs and concentrations , therefore, is often a major focus of regulatory programs for estuaries. Contaminants include both inorganic (primarily metals) and organic forms originating from many sources, including atmospheric depostion, freshwater inputs, land runoff and point sources. These sources are poorly characterized , except in the most well-studied estuaries. Most contaminants that are potentially toxic to indigenous biological resources tend to bind to particles , which ultimaltely are deposited at he bottom of estuaries. This binding changes the form of contaminants and removes them from the water column; consequently, contaminants accumulate in estuarine sediments. Sediment contaminant concentrations were measured to aid in interpretation of the spatial patterns observed in the condition of biolgical resources in the estuaries of the West Coast. EMAP monitoring efforts have focused on sediment contaminants rather than measurement of water column contaminants because concentrations of contaminants in sediments are less variable and the sediment integrates contaminant inputs to estuartis over time (i.e. months and years). Metals in the sediment are derived from anthropogenic sources or from natural geochemical processes of weathering and erosion of the earth's crust. The difficulty arises in identifying which portion of the total metal content of the sediment was due to natural processes and which was due to human activities. Several methods can be used to determine whether measured metal concentrations in estuarine sediments represent anthropogenically-enriched or natural conditions.
Purpose:
The purpose of this table is to contain all of the abundance data for trawl invertebrates collected by trawl in this project.
Supplemental_Information:
OVERVIEW: In 1999 the US EPA contracted the states of Washington, Oregon, and California to conduct a West Coast Estuary survey. There were 210 stations in the sample design, 18 of which were not able to be sampled for a total of 192 successful measurements. DATA TYPES: Grabs, Trawls, and Water Quality casts were conducted at each of the stations to yield Benthic infauna, Sediment Toxicity, Sediment Chemistry, Trawl Fish, Macro Invertebrate, Debris, water column characterization at one meter increments from surface to bottom, and sediment grain size data. These data types can be aggregated using the StationID variable in each table. Missing numerical values have been coded as -99 Missing text values have been coded as NR Missing date values have been coded as 01/Jan/1999 Missing time values have been coded as 23:00
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990701
Ending_Date: 19990831
Currentness_Reference: Sampling was conducted in the summer of 1999.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: The west coast of the continental United States
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.70778
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.12895
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.31995
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.63867
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: None
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Dataset credit required
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Information Systems Manager
Contact_Organization: SCCWRP
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 110
City: Costa Mesa
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92626
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 714.755.3200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 714.438.1016
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: im_contact@sccwrp.org
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday
Data_Set_Credit: Moss Landing Marine Lab (California)
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Access Version 97

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Coordinates accurate to within 100 ft
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These tables may all be joined using the StationID field
Completeness_Report:
The following stations were abandoned: California: Oregon: OR2029, OR2075 Washington: WA1005, WA1008, WA 1017, WA1018, WA1024, WA1025, WA1026, WA1028, WA1029, WA1030, WA1032, WA1033, WA1035, WA1037, WA1041
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The station locations were determined using a GPS and are accurate with in a radius of 100 ft
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: The depths expressed are accurate to 0.1 meters.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Fish and Ephibenthic Invertebrate Collection Fish trawls will be conducted at each site, where possible, to collect fish/shellfish for community structure and abundance estimates, target species for contaminant analyses, and specimens for histopathological examination. Trawls will be conducted by using a 16-ft otter trawl and the duration of the trawl will be for 102 minutes; replicate (two) trawls will be performed. Although not required, it is strongly suggested that the vessel used for trawling be equipped with a boom or A-frame assembly and a powered winch. In situations where the use of nominal craft is prohibited (e.g., narrow stream or shallow conditions), it is possible to manually deploy and retrieve a small trawl, but it is not advised as routine procedure. Trawling should be the last field activity that the crew performs while onsite because of their disturbance to conditions at the site. In open water, the trawl should be conducted in a straight line with the site location near center. The replicate trawl can be taken along the same general line by going in the opposite direction; however, tides and seas conditions may dictate the direction of the trawl. Timing of the trawl begins after the length of towline has been payed out and the net begins its plow. The speed over bottom should be approximately 3-4 knots. When possible, conduct the trawl for the entire 10-minute period, after which the boat will be placed in neutral and the trawl net retrieved and brought aboard. Contents of the bag will be emptied into an appropriately sized trough or livebox to await sorting, identifying, measuring, and sub-sampling. Every effort will be made to return any rare or endangered species back to the water before they suffer undue stress. Community Structure Fish from a trawl will be first be sorted by species and identified to genus species. Up to thirty individual per species will be measured by using a fish measuring board to the nearest centimeter (fork length when tail forked, otherwise overall length - snout to tip of caudal). The lengths will be recorded on a field form and a total count made for each species. All fish not retained for histopathology or chemistry will be returned to the estuary. Invertebrates will sampled as directed later (still under review). Contaminant Analyses Several species of demersal fishes will be designated as target samples for analyses of chemical contaminants in whole-body tissue. The target fish will be species of sole and dabs that are ubiquitous along the US Pacific Coast. At sites where target species are captured in sufficient numbers, five individuals of a species will be combined into a composited sample. The fish will first be measured and recorded on the sampling form as chemistry fish. The fish will then be rinsed with site water, individually wrapped with heavy duty aluminum foil, and placed together in a plastic, ziplock bag labeled with the Station ID Code and a Species ID Code (e.g., the first four letters of both the genus and species). The fish chemistry samples will be held on wet ice in the field until they are transferred to shore where they will frozen to await laboratory analysis. Gross Pathology All fish will be screened in the field for external gross pathologies as they are measured and counted for the community structure evaluation. Each fish will be briefly examined for any obvious external conditions such as lesions, lumps, tumors, and fin erosion; also, the gills will be examined for discoloration or erosion. Any fish that exhibits a pathological condition will be saved for further laboratory histopathological evaluation. A generic notation of the observed condition will be recorded by field personnel on the Fish Data form. A small section (~2 cm square )of the affected area will be excised from the specimen by using a clean scalpel or stainless steel scissors; if possible the section should also include a portion of the unaffected basal tissue immediately adjacent to the pathology. The excised section will be placed in a histological cassette (provided by the NMFS laboratory), labeled, and immediately preserved in Dietrich's solution to await shipment to the laboratory. Multiple labeled cassettes can be stored in a common container of Dietrich's, as long as all of the cassettes are completely submerged in the fixative. 133 Histopathological Examination of Fish Fish trawls will be conducted at each of the CM sampling stations where possible. The catch will be inventoried by species and total length measured for a representative subsample of each specie. During the inventory, if a specimen is encountered that exhibits an external gross pathology, it will be preserved aboard and submitted to NMFS pathologists for in-depth histopathological examinations. Also, at selected intensive stations (bayous stations), pathologists may accompany the field crew to collect target species that require immediate sample processing for additional histopathological investigations. Because these activities will be limited to events only when affected fish are caught or those that produce the selected target species, and because of the highly specialized and research aspects of study, the CM will not set QA standards for these histopathological evaluations. However, standard procedures for the routine laboratory examination of finfish for pathological abnormalities are described in Section 4 of the EMAP-Estuaries Laboratory Methods Manual Vol.1 (US EPA, 1995). The QA/QC recommendations for these studies are that the samples be properly preserved (field activity) and that qualified pathologists conduct the laboratory examinations. Community Structure Fish from a trawl will be first be sorted by species and identified to genus species. Up to thirty individual per species will be measured by using a fish measuring board to the nearest centimeter (fork length when tail forked, otherwise overall length - snout to tip of caudal). The lengths will be recorded on a field form and a total count made for each species. All fish not retained for histopathology or chemistry will be returned to the estuary. Invertebrates will sampled as directed later (still under review). All Oregon trawls were manually deployed and retrieved. At Oregon stations: Bottom trawls were conducted at sample stations using a 16-ft otter trawl with 1.25 inch mesh net to collect data on fish community structure. Bottom trawls were intended to retrieve demersal fishes and benthic invertebrates. Fish data was used to calculate fish abundance, species richness, and the Shannon-Weaver diversity index H for each station. Data was recorded for the first successful standardized trawl in which fish were caught. A successful standardized trawl was defined as having a net bottom time of 10 +/- 2 minutes (no hangs or other interruptions) and 2-3 knots speed over ground. The field crew aimed to trawl in a relatively straight line and over station coordinates. Trawling was performed only after water quality and sediment sampling were completed. The trawl catch was brought on board, put into a live well containing fresh site water, and immediately sorted and identified. Information was recorded on fish species, number and length. Fish length was measured to the nearest centimeter (fork length when tail forked, total length if not forked) on up to thirty individuals per fish species. Every effort was made to return to the water as soon a possible all fish that were not retained, with priority given to any rare or endangered species. Only fish used for chemical contaminant analyses or histopathological examination were retained. Fish data QA/QC measures include initial field training on identifying ubiquitous U.S. West Coast fish species, use of Pacific Northwest Coast fish and invertebrate field guides, and collection of field voucher specimens. Measurement accuracy goals for counting and identification were 10 % and for lengths, 1 cm. There are no precision goals for fish community data.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: QA Checks performed
Process_Date: 20000403

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: .00001
Longitude_Resolution: .00001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodedic Reference System 80
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Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: List 31 Fish Anomaly codes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A coded list of anomalies
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblTrawlInvertebrateAbundance
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comments
Attribute_Definition: Any additional comments
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Additional remarks
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tblTrawlInvertebrateAbundance
Entity_Type_Definition: Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Mangement Plan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EMAP StationID
Attribute_Definition: The EMAP Station identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: tblStations
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The EMAP Station Identifier
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: West EMAP Information Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: The official EMAP station designation

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Information Systems Manager
Contact_Organization: SCCWRP
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 110
City: Costa Mesa
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92626
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 714.755.3200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 714.438.1016
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: im_contact@sccwrp.org
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at SCCWRP, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a MLML server, and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. MLML shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000801
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Information Systems Manager
Contact_Organization: SCCWRP
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 110
City: Costa Mesa
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92626
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 714.755.3200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 714.438.1016
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: im_contact@sccwrp.org
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name:
NBII Content Standard for National Biological Information Infrastructure Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: December 1995
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None

Generated by mp on Thu Aug 12 06:55:47 2004