AFSC/ABL: Salisbury Sound sponge recovery

Metadata Updated: March 26, 2021

In 1995, an area of the seafloor near Salisbury Sound was trawled to identify immediate effects on large, erect sponges and sea whips. Video transects were made in the trawled areas, as well as in reference areas with a manned submersible. One year later, the video transects were repeated to characterize medium-term survival and recovery of the sponges and sea whips. In 2009, the site was revisted to document the long-term effects of trawling. Thirteen years after trawling, the incidence of damage to sponges and sea whips in the trawled areas was higher than in the reference areas. Sponge density was also lower in the trawled areas.

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Metadata Date March 18, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
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Harvested from NMFS AFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 18, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17268
Access Constraints Cite As: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: AFSC/ABL: Salisbury Sound sponge recovery [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: The data set is still being analyzed and will not be available for distribution until it has been finalized and all QA/QC practices have been performed. Contact the Data Point of Contact for estimated time of release. | Use Constraints: User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. User must acknowledge the Originator when using the data set as a source. User must share data products developed using the source data set with the Originator. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale.
Bbox East Long -135.883
Bbox North Lat 57.465
Bbox South Lat 57.22167
Bbox West Long -136.39
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1995
Temporal Extent End 2009

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