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Long-Term Large Mesozooplankton (Motile Epibenthos) Data for the North Inlet Estuary, Georgetown, South Carolina: 1981-2003

Metadata Updated: May 17, 2013

Three consecutive tows of an epibenthic sled fitted with a 365-micron mesh net were used to collect small (1-20 mm) motile animals from just above the bottom of two estuarine tidal creek stations (designated BB and DD) every two weeks at the midday low tide in the North Inlet Estuary, SC. Since previous field studies indicated that stage of tide and time of day affected organism abundance in the epibenthic sled stations, it was necessary to make collections about every 14 days when the same tide stage occurs at the same time of day to keep these variables "constant". Thus, three sequential tows (known as replicates A, B, and C) were made with the same apparatus with the direction of the ebbing current along the same tow path when the end of the ebbing tide occurred near noon. Collections from 1981 through 1984 at a sandy inlet (DD) and a major marsh creek (BB) location allowed for a comparison of two habitat types. Beginning in 1985, only the BB site continued its biweekly triplicate sampling. The same gear, field deployment, and tow path have been used since sample number one, made on January 20, 1981. Physical data including air temperature, surface and bottom water temperature and salinity, dissolved oxygen, and water velocity and light penetration from the waterÂ’s surface to the bottom at 50 cm intervals were recorded just before the epibenthic collections. These parameters are listed in the EpiPhysicals81-2003 digital file. Pericarid crustaceans (i.e. mysids, amphipods), chaetognaths, hydromedusae, larval shrimps, crabs, and fishes dominated the epibenthic catches. From 1981 through 1984 all organisms were identified under a microscope to species or lowest possible taxa for both sampling sites, BB and DD; larval fish species were measured and counted, and shrimp life stages were noted and counted. Beginning in 1985 with sample 100, the taxa categories counted were merged into fewer categories in order to speed up processing. Samples with a great number of organisms were split before taxa categories were counted. Counts were adjusted by the number of times the sample was split, and then converted to numbers per cubic meter of water filtered before average numbers per sample were calculated.

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Metadata Date April 14, 2006
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) July 17, 2006 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 14, 2006
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) July 17, 2006 (publication)
Responsible Party [{"name": "Univ. of South Carolina\u0092s Baruch Marine Field Laboratory", "roles": ["pointOfContact"]}]
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Following academic courtesy standards, the PIs (originators), the North Inlet Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program, the University of South Carolina's Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, and Grantor (see Data Set Credit section) should be fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of these data are used. Use of the data without completely reading and understanding the metadata is not recommended. The Baruch Institute, Baruch Institute researchers, and Grantor are not responsible for the use and/or misuse of data from this database. See the section on Distribution Liability for more information. According to the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Data Dissemination Policy for the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program: NOAA/ERD retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program data. The PI retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and processed the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the PI and NERR site where the data were collected will be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. Manuscripts resulting from the NOAA/OCRM supported research that are produced for publication in open literature, including refereed scientific journals, will acknowledge that the research was conducted under an award from the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Please use this citation for data use in publications: Allen, D.M., V. Ogburn-Matthews, T. Buck, D.L. Barker, and P.D. Kenny. 2006. Long-Term Large Mesozooplankton (Motile Epibenthos) Data for the North Inlet Estuary, Georgetown, South Carolina: 1981-2003. Online publication: http://links.baruch.sc.edu/Data/EPI/index.html. USC Belle W. Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Georgetown, South Carolina, USA., 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.
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Bbox North Lat 33.366
Bbox South Lat 33.296
Bbox West Long -79.270
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Temporal Extent Begin 1981-01-18
Temporal Extent End 2003-12-22

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