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Analyses of otoliths from juvenile black sea bass collected from estuaries in SC, FL, NJ, and NY: 2008-2009.

Metadata Updated: May 17, 2013

Snappers/Groupers have traditionally been some of the most desired demersal fishes in the South Atlantic Bight and are the most abundant and diverse group of large predatory fishes inhabiting tropical and subtropical coral reefs and rocky reef habitats in U.S. territorial waters. Included in the snapper/grouper fishery management plan is the black sea bass fishery. Black sea bass (Centropristis striata) support valuable recreational and commercial fisheries from Georgia to Cape Cod. The overarching goals of the study have been to determine genetic stock structure and test the assumption that different stocks exist north and south of Cape Hatteras, NC. The genetics work was conducted in Joe Quattro’s lab on the USC campus. The specific goals of the substudy described here for Dennis Allen’s work on juvenile black sea bass (collected from 6 estuaries from Apalachicola, FL to Southampton, NY) have been to determine if geographic differences exist for: (1) morphometric and meristic characters, (2) age based on otolith counts, and (3) growth rates based on size and age. Tissue from each individual was provided to Dr. Quattro’s lab to compare the genetics within and between geographic locations. Together the otolith and genetic data address questions about origins of recruited juveniles relative to offshore spawning populations. Age and growth information could facilitate an understanding of the direction and time of dispersal.

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Metadata Date September 17, 2009
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) September 14, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 17, 2009
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) September 14, 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party [{"name": "Univ. of South Carolina\u0092s Baruch Institute", "roles": ["pointOfContact"]}]
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Following academic courtesy standards, the PIs (originators), the University of South Carolina's Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences and Grantors should be fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of these data are used. The proper Citation of this database is: Allen, D.M. and Joe Quattro. Analyses of otoliths from juvenile black sea bass collected from estuaries in SC, FL, NJ, and NY: 2007-2009. Online URL: http://links.baruch.sc.edu/data/blackseabass/blackseabass.html by the Belle W. Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Georgetown, South Carolina, USA. Use of the data without completely reading and understanding the metadata is not recommended. The Baruch Institute, Baruch Institute researchers, and Grantors are not responsible for the use and/or misuse of data from this database. See the section on Distribution Liability for more information., Access Constraints: None; however, it is strongly recommended that these data be acquired directly from the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way.
Bbox East Long -72.467
Bbox North Lat 40.874
Bbox South Lat 29.605
Bbox West Long -84.771
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Licence The datasets are only as good as the quality assurance and quality control procedures outlined in the Metadata. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use in any further analyses or comparisons. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of any data collected, managed, or disseminated for general or scientific purposes by the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly required that these data be directly acquired from the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. Neither the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences nor the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shall be held liable for the use and/or misuse of the data described and/or contained herein.
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 2008-07-01
Temporal Extent End 2009-10-14

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