Study ID 127

MARMAP Florida Antillean Trap Survey 1990-2009 (OBIS-USA)

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Realm: Marine
Climate: Temperate
Biome: Temperate shelf and seas ecoregions
Central latitude: 32.334695
Central longitude: -78.992262
Duration: 10 years, from 1980 to 1989

4546 records

48 distinct species

Across the time series Centropristis ocyurus is the most frequently occurring species

Citation(s):

Reichert, M. (2009) "MARMAP Florida Antillean Trap Survey 1990-2009”. SCDNR/NOAA MARMAP Program, SCDNR MARMAP Aggregate Data Surveys, The Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment, and Prediction (MARMAP) Program, Marine Resources Research Institute, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources U.S.A.. Available at: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa/data_search_and_access/participants.html, accessed 2012.

Methods

Florida Antillean traps were set on live-bottom reef areas on the continental shelf and upper slope. Florida Antillean traps were rectangular (0.9 m x 1.1 m x 0.6 m; 0.59 m3 volume) and constructed of 38 x 51 mm (1.5 x 2.0 inch) plastic-coated wire mesh. Each trap had one entrance and one bait well (0.13-m diameter. 0.6-m length). Each trap was soaked between 90 and 120 minutes. Unit of abundance = IndCountInt, Unit of biomass = Weight