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Metadata Updated: June 4, 2024

Biscayne Bay is near the downstream end of the massive Southern and Central Florida Water Management System, which is being modified by the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP). Epifauna (i.e., shrimp, crabs, and small fishes) in nearshore Biscayne Bay are being monitored twice annually, wet and dry season, at 47 sites along the mainland shoreline to assess the effects of freshwater inflow changes brought about by CERP implementation. Bottom vegetation and salinity are being monitored concurrently in collaborative efforts. Statistical analyses were used to identify a subset of epifaunal species whose distribution and abundance respond quantitatively to change in salinity. Habitat Suitability Models developed for these species will be used to assess CERP effects. Modeling results will provide a scientific basis for a suite of ecological performance measures and targets for assessing CERP effects for use in adaptive management to protect and improve the Biscayne Bay nearshore ecosystem.

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Metadata Date May 20, 2024
Metadata Created Date May 5, 2022
Metadata Updated Date June 4, 2024
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Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date May 20, 2024
Metadata Created Date May 5, 2022
Metadata Updated Date June 4, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:30707
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: IBBEAM- EPIFAUNA [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None
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Harvest Source Title NMFS SEFSC
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
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Progress underDevelopment
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005

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