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Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
|Dataset Title:||Year 1999, mussel and snail surveys of tidal creeks on the Rowley River, Massacusetts.|
|Investigator 1:|| |
|Address line 1:||The Ecosystems Center|
|Address line 2:||Marine Biological Laboratory|
|Address line 3:||7 MBL St.|
|Associate Investigators:||Susan Olezsko-Zsuts|
|Keywords:||PIE LTER; population dynamics; Rowey River; mussels; snails; school yard project; salt marsh|
|Abstract:||This study was conducted during the Summer of 1999, by Governor's Academy high school science class students with their teacher Susan Olezsko-Zsuts to look at the distriibution of mussels and snails in a variety of tidal creeks off the Rowley River, Rowley and Ipswich Massachusetts.|
|Contact:||Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7485
Online URL: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/
|DATA FILE INFORMATION:|
|Data File URL||http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/data/student/data/HTL-TC-RO-GA-MusselSnail1999.csv|
|Data File Name||HTL-TC-RO-GA-MusselSnail1999|
|Number of Data Records||1732|
|Other Files to Reference|
|Availability Status||Type 2|
|Quality Control Information|
|Maintenance Description||Annual collection, complete for 1999|
|Log of Changes:||Version 01: July 19, 2013 data and metadata updated to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA.Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 3/14/13 12:02 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0|
|Version 02: July 30, 2013, data sheet edit for sampler and creek header error. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 3/14/13 12:02 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0|
|Geographic Description||Clubhead Creek confluence site, Rowley, MA||Nelson Island Creek confluence site, Rowley, MA||Sand Creek confluence site, Rowley, MA||Shad Creek confluence site, Rowley, MA||Sweeney Creek confluence site, Ipswich, MA||West Creek confluence site, Rowley, MA|
|Location Bounding Box|
|West Bounding Coordinate|
|East Bounding Coordinate|
|North Bounding Coordinate|
|South Bounding Coordinate|
|OR if single point location|
|Organisms studied||Geukensia ssp; Ilyanassa ssp.; Littorina littoria|
|Methods:||Creeks were typically sampled at a confluence and then up the corresponding two branches, labeled by distance from the confluence and yellow (Y) or blue (B) corresponding to the flagging tape used on site markers; for example, a site 100 m upstream from the confluence on Clubhead Creek would be designated Clubhead B100 or Y100. Distance up the creek was determined by stakes laid out in 50 meter intervals.|
Sampling was conducted at or near low tide as much as possible. At each site, the sampling transect would start at the edge of the Spartina patens zone, and continue down the creek bank until reaching the center of a drained creek or until reaching water. Quadrats were laid out by deploying a ladder-like template: 1 meter wide by 2 meter long, divided into sections at 25cm increments. This ladder would be repeatedly laid across the creek bank to cover the entire transect from S. patens to the creek center. Each section of the ladder would enclose an area of 0.25 m2 in which all mussels (Geukensia sp) and snails, Ilyanassa sp. and Littorina littoria. Notes on zonations (eg. Beginning and end of S. alterniflora zone), and surface features, as well as presence of other large organisms (eg. Oysters or other snails) were noted.
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
Sampling site locations were either:
At the confluence of two tidal creek branches.
Y or B followed by a number referring to meters upstream from the Confluence for those creeks with paired branches.
A number, referring to meters upstream of an area in a creek without paired branches which is equivalent to the confluence of branched creeks.
D100, referring to 100 meters downstream of the confluence or equivalent
Zone: refers to the increment along the sampling ladder where organisms were counted.
|Variable Name||Variable Description||Units||Measurement Scale||Code Information||Number Type||DateTime Format||Missing Value Code||Missing Value Code Explanation|
|Date||date data collected (DD-MON-YYYY)||datetime||DD-MON-YYYY||NA||NA = not available|
|Creek||creek in which data was collected||nominal||NA||NA = not available|
|Sampler||Persons who collected the data||nominal||NA||NA = not available|
|Location||Sampling site location||nominal||NA||NA = not available|
|Zone||Transect sampling interval range in meters||nominal||NA||NA = not available|
|Area||Area of transect||meterSquared||ratio||real||NA||NA = not available|
|NumGeukensia||Number of Geukensia spp. Present||number||ratio||real||NA||NA = not available|
|NumIlyanassa||Number of Ilyanassa spp. Present||number||ratio||real||NA||NA = not available|
|NumLittorina||Number of Littorina spp. Present||number||ratio||real||NA||NA = not available|
|Comments||Comments noted||nominal||NA||NA = not available|