Biscayne Bay Alongshore Epifauna

Metadata Updated: October 22, 2021

Field studies to characterize the alongshore epifauna (shrimp, crabs, echinoderms, and small fishes) along the western shore of southern Biscayne Bay were started in 2005 and then expanded in 2007 as part of the monitoring program of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP). Species abundance indices (occurrence and density) and community metrics (diversity and other) were examined and followed over time. Relationships to salinity were explored and, as the time series lengthened, Habitat Suitabiity Indices (HSI) in relation to salinity and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) could be developed. In 2012, the alongshore epifauna project became integrated three other projects in IBBEAM (Integrated Biscayne Bay Ecological Assessment and Monitoring) and continues to provide feedback for CERP on the effects of CERP project implementations in an adaptive management process. Most recently IBBEAM is monitoring the effects of advance implementations of the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project, a component of CERP.

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Metadata Date October 13, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 22, 2021
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Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 13, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 22, 2021
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Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:26890
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Biscayne Bay Alongshore Epifauna [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: NOAA Data Quality Act Documentation and Pre-Dissemination guidelines | 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
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Bbox North Lat 25.62922
Bbox South Lat 25.25481
Bbox West Long -80.42561
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Harvest Source Title NMFS SEFSC
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress underDevelopment
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005

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